11 Aug '18, 2am

Army Recruiters Brave Storm to Save American Flag Toppled by Strong Winds

Army Recruiters Brave Storm to Save American Flag Toppled by Strong Winds

Two Army recruiters in Michigan jumped into action to rescue a fallen American flag after severe weather swept through the area recently. Their patriotic act outside Top Gun Shooting Sports in Taylor was caught on surveillance video and has since gone viral. Staff Sgt. Eric Barkhorn and Staff Sgt. Jared Ferguson were attending a "Patriot Week" recruiting event at the gun shop when a violent storm hit the town – bringing with it rain, strong winds and hail. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com The metal flag pole outside was knocked down and the two Army veterans immediately sprang into action, running outside and picking the American flag up off the ground. "I kept thinking to myself, 'I am not going to leave the flag on the ground," Staff Sgt. Eric Barkhorn recalled on "Fox and Friends" on Friday morning. "The flag means everything to me. It's everything we stand for, it...

Full article: https://www.military.com/off-duty/2018/08/10/army-recruit...

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