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Wounded Soldier Saluting Photo Goes Viral

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The young men and women risking their lives in our nation’s military is a cause near and dear to Carson’s heart.

When a photo of an injured soldier saluting from his hospital bed started circulating on the internet, he couldn’t wait to share it with all the AMP Radio listeners out there.

But what’s more miraculous, is the story of how this photo came to be.

Cpl. Josh Hargis’ wife, posted the unforgettable image on her Facebook page, along with a full account.

He was thought to be unconscious when his commanding officers arrived to award him a Purple Heart.

“Josh, whom everybody in the room (over 50 people) assumed to be unconscious, began to move his right arm under the blanket in a diligent effort to salute the Commander as is customary during these ceremonies,” Taylor Hargis wrote.

“Despite his wounds, wrappings, tubes, and pain, Josh fought the doctor who was trying to restrain his right arm and rendered the most beautiful salute any person in that room had ever seen. I cannot impart on you the level of emotion that poured through the intensive care unit that day.”

“Grown men began to weep and we were speechless at a gesture that speak volumes about Josh’s courage and character,” she described.

Learn more about Cpl. Hargis’ story below:


-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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