It is never a good idea to get on the bad side of a U.S. Marine and some terrorists learned that especially holds true if the Marine happens to be Cpl. Clifford Wooldridge. American soldiers came under fire from the Taliban and Wooldridge did his best Rambo impersonation and he didn’t need a stunt double.
Wooldridge led one of the first groups to move across open ground to flank the enemy. On his way he shot eight of the Taliban, wounding or killing them all. As he was in position, he heard voices behind a wall and he went to investigate.
He shot and killed two more Taliban and while trying to reload, he saw a machine gun barrel poking out from the other side of the wall. He immediately dropped his weapon and grabbed the gun barrel. He engaged the terrorist in hand to hand combat and then used the enemy’s gun to bludgeon him to death with his own weapon.
According to the Conservative Tribune:
This guy literally beat a terrorist to death with the terrorist’s own weapon. That has got to be something for the history books.
USA Today reported that by monitoring Tablian chatter after the attack, the Marines heard them expressing sheer terror over what Wooldridge had done.
“It absolutely crushed their morale,” explained Wooldridge’s platoon commander, Marine Capt. Patrick Madden. “They had no idea what happened to them.”
Wooldridge received his Navy Cross in 2012. The Marine Corps Times noted that Wooldridge left the Marine Corps in 2016.
What an amazing story of bravery. Any terrorist out there should know that there are thousands of Americans like Wooldridge who will do whatever it takes to defend their country and their comrades.
Wooldridge, who left the service in 2016, won the Navy Cross for his actions in that 2012 battle. He has a great story and it’s not the only one from the Marines who always seem to be in the wrong place at the right time and still managed to do their jobs and defeat the enemy.
Here are a couple of examples:
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- Judge to Marine vet: Give up Second Amendment gun rights to foster grandson
- Video: President Trump picks up Marine’s cover twice, places back on Marine’s head in humble, classy move
- Marines, SEALs, allies practice possible assault on North Korea
- Wrong Bar — FL-Anti-Trump Protesters vs US Marines