“I guess we’ll just have to cross this on foot and go over there to find whatever Captain Goodwin thinks he sees.”
“I can get the Humvee through that,” I said.
Jerry looked over and down and said, “No, there’s no way.”
“Y’all go ahead and walk, I’ll worry about the Humvee,” I said. So they all got out of the vehicle and began to cross through the canal on foot. I assessed the situation and then backed up the vehicle. I threw it into drive and gunned the gas. The engine was so loud that the sound bounced off the trees. RAAARRR. I drove that truck right down the first side of the canal and came barreling up the other side. The nine-thousand-pound vehicle flew out of that canal. Once I roared through the canal, the Humvee behind me followed suit. We pulled up next to Jerry and five other members of our squad like a taxi service. Jerry was so stunned he didn’t even yell at me for acting like a fool. What was be going to say? “Don’t do that again”?”


Noah Galloway, Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier
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