Badass Report: Staff Sgt Freeman Horner

Basically he freaked out the enemy when he decided he was bullet proof in the middle of a fire fight….

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Another Badass report: On Nov 16th 1944 in Germany, Army Staff Sgt Freeman Horner earned the Medal of Honor. Basically he freaked out the enemy when he decided he was bullet proof in the middle of a fire fight. His company was pinned down in a flat, open field, still 100 yards from the objective, with crisscrossing Nazi machinegun fire from three locations. As they lay in the dirt, enemy artillery zeroed in on them and began pounding away, causing serious casualties. Horner decided this was going south fast if he didn’t do something to eliminate the machineguns. He stood up and ran straight toward them, weaving across the field. For some reason the Nazis couldn’t hit him. As he got closer, a previously unknown machinegun position opened up on him from the side. He spun while running, charged it and killed the machingunners, then turned back to continue toward the original emplacements, dodging as he ran. The Nazis were getting freaked out by their inability to hit him, and as he got closer they turned tail and ran to hide in the basement. S/Sgt Horner burst in, tossed grenades into the cellar, and captured the Germans left alive. Altogether, his bulletproof charge across the open fields resulted in several dead Nazis, a handful of POWs, and 3 machineguns out of commission. Freeman Horner was a true badass.

He later achieved the rank of Major and served in Korea as well. See more at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12653211

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