Yashar Ali 🐘 @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

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.”

You can follow @yashar.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.