Wow! This takes courage. David Eubank, 56, who is a former US special forces operator and who become an aid worker in Iraq, risked his life without any thought to save a little girl from being killed by ISIS. He ran into massive gunfire to save that child. It was all caught on video. Eubank spotted a toddler and a five year-old girl among a number of dead people that ISIS had just slaughtered. He ran, grabbed the child and ran back with her in his arms. He went back for the toddler, but never found the little one. Another man they tried to save did not make it.
Eubank thought to himself, “I thought, “If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand.” That’s a hero and it takes a tremendous amount of guts. Meanwhile, that ISIS sniper just kept cutting down more innocent civilians. Eubank founded the Christian humanitarian group, Free Burma Rangers to fight demons like this. They are definitely doing God’s work there. He even had his 16 year-old daughter, Sahale, there volunteering.
From the Daily Mail:
The moment a former US Special Forces operator-turned aid worker rescues a young girl from the line of fire in Mosul has been caught on video.
David Eubank, 56, pulled off the daring rescue in the embattled northern Iraq city, where allied forces have been on a grinding offensive to re-take the city from ISIS for the past eight months.
Eubank says he came across a group of civilians who had been gunned down by an ISIS sniper, and saw a toddler and a girl of five moving among the bodies.
A video shows him running to save the girl as two other members of the self-styled aid group – the Free Burma Rangers – provide covering fire with machine guns.
‘I thought, “If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand”,’ Eubank told the Los Angeles Times.
Wearing a helmet and ballistic vest, Eubank charged into the kill zone and retrieved the young girl, who had her hair tied with pink ribbons.
Eubank returned to find the toddler, but was unsuccessful. Another injured man the team tried to save did not survive.
Eubank founded the Christian humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers after retiring from the US Army. He brought the group to Mosul, along with his wife Karen and their three children ages 11 to 16, after hearing horror stories of ISIS’ treatment of civilians. “I believe God sent me here, and I don’t think about security… but I always ask myself if I’m doing it out of pride,” he said. Eubank is risking his whole family to save others… it’s one of the most selfless acts I have ever seen. That’s what it truly means to be a Christian and a warrior.
Eubank hails from Texas (not surprised). Shortly after he rescued the little girl, he brought his family home to the US. He is currently considering another mission to Iraq. At the time of the rescue of the little girl, Eubank was embedded with Iraqi troops. His wife was home-schooling their children Sahale, 16, Suuzane, 14, and Peter, 11, at a room above the Iraqi 9th Division’s medical clinic, just a mile from the front line. Bless them for all their sacrifice, heroics and work. There’s one more little girl alive because of this man today.