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Battlesight Zero ( @bzohistory )
Sergeant Andrew Seif rushed into an enemy compound alone to rescue a wounded teammate. Seif and the other Marine, Sgt Justin Hansen, were part of a MARSOC team raiding the compound to take out a key Taliban bomb maker. Seif cleared the compund by himself and treated Hansen's wounds. The mission ended successfully, but despite Seif's heroic efforts, Sgt Hansen tragically died of his wounds.
Nearly three years later, Sgt Seif was awarded the Silver Star for his actions. Four days after the award ceremony, on March 10, 2015, Seif was killed in a nighttime training accident, when his UH-60 helicopter crashed. The horrible event took the lives of 7 Marines and 4 Army National Guard soldiers.
"...serving with Marine Special Operations Company H, Special Operations Task Force-West, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. On 24 July 2012, Sgt Seif was part of a small team conducting a cordon and search operation to remove a high value target. As Sgt Seif aggressively maneuvered to prevent the target's escape, a fellow team member closer to the compound was struck by small arms rounds. Uncertain of the severity of his teammate's wounds, Sgt Seif quickly moved toward the compound to render immediate aid and secure the area. Refusing to wait for reinforcements, he tactically moved alone across exposed ground and entered the compound to identify the threat and violently finish the engagement. After clearing the entire compound alone, he moved back outside to assess and treat his teammate's wounds. Under persistent enemy fire, Sgt Seif moved his fellow Marine to a safer position and began to treat him while returning fire."
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