Yashar Ali 🐘+ Your Authors @yashar New York Magazine/HuffPost Contributor Email: [email protected] Direct Messages Open Text/Call/Signal/Confide/WhatsApp: 310-795-2497. Agents: UTA May. 25, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

This Memorial Day weekend, I’m thinking of US Army Ranger Maiko.

Maiko died saving soldiers lives during a raid against Al-Qaeda militants in Afghanistan. Maiko was seven & served six tours in Afghanistan.

Maiko was known for his “rock solid consistency and forgiving nature”

2. From Maiko’s bio:

“The actions of Maiko directly saved the life of his handler and other Rangers involved during the clearance. Rest assured, Maiko never backed down from a fight with the enemy, training or combat. He embodied what it means to be a Ranger.”

3. During his six tours, Maiko took part in 50 raids against militants.

“There was not a day that passed where he was not 100 percent committed to giving everything he had, regardless of how hot it was, how long the (operation) was, or how many buildings needed to be cleared.”

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