News Marine Who Lost Legs In Afghanistan Saves Baby In NYC

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    Marine who lost legs in Afghanistan rescues baby from smoking car
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    A war hero in Afghanistan became a local hero in New York City earlier this week when he rescued a baby from a smoking car – and he did it even though he has no legs.

    Matias Ferreira, a marine who lost both his legs to an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan, was just two days away from getting married to his sweetheart when he heard a frantic mother crying for help on a busy road in Queens.

    The mother was trapped in her driver’s seat after her car plowed into a median pole and needed to get her child out of the smoking car.

    Thinking of his own 11-month-old daughter, the 26-year-old Ferreira jumped out of his pick-up truck and sprinted over – on two prosthetic legs – to the car.

    "With the Marines, you are taught to be prepared and act," Ferreira, who was leaving his wedding rehearsal at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Parish when he heard the screams, told the New York Daily News[​IMG].

    He added: "Instinctively you just react, you don’t freeze, and thankfully we were able to make a difference."

    While his brother and future father-in-law helped free the frantic mother, Ferreira squeezed himself into the backseat of the car and rescued the baby from her car seat.

    "We didn’t know if the car was on fire or anything else," the Uruguayan-born marine said. "We knew we had to get them to safety."

    The three men stayed on the scene until firefighters and paramedics arrived on scene.

    "I didn’t hear the baby crying, so I got kind of concerned," Ferreira added. "Then I saw her open her eyes, and it kind of reassured me she was doing better."

    Ferreira lost both legs from the knees down and broke his pelvis in January 2011 when he stepped on an IED while fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. Despite his injuries, he still competes in sports and rides a motorcycle.

    "The prostheses were the last thing on my mind," Ferreira said of the rescue. "It doesn’t have to be a Marine. It doesn’t have to be a firefighter. It just has to be someone with a good heart."
     
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    god bless that man
     
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    Hey, he was born in Uruguay, Trump probably wants him out of here.
     
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    Thanks Obama
     
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    fuck bush for doing a shit job and fuck obama for still having us there
     
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    big deal, he's not gay, transgender, nor a black shot by a cop so fuck him, no hero & no call from obongo
     
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    Remember - after 9/11 the country wanted to punish the perps. Bush convinced us we needed to attack Iraq then Afganistan. Personally, I believe Bush wanted to establish a center of operations in Iraq - knowing it wouldn't take much to over through the gov there. And then go after Al Queda in Afganistan.

    The whole WMD was a smoke screen for invading Iraq - kind of like blaming a murderous riot on a YouTube video - but that's just my opinion.

    Everyone was for the war in Afganistan back in 2001/2/3/4. Now we're having trouble getting out - and OBAMA is doubling our troops in the country.

    Afganistan was not a mistake at the time we executed the plan - but the plan was dependent on us leaving power in the region. Obama didn't want to do that
     
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    not a fucking history buff are you......where were you retard revisionists in the 1990s anyway. are you that young??? did you ever watch the news, I just don't get it. it wasn't that long ago for you fucking idiots to be revising history for those of us who paid attention during that time frame. its insultingly stupid...leave the history to the adults, you just stick to calling bush a war criminal like the simpleton you are. jesus fucking Christ some of you irrational fucks lose your mind with your hatred for ol bush....which is fine, just don't insult us with your stupid history revision ya dumb fucken cunts....bushbushbushbushbushbushbush....oh, the hysterical know nothing cunts.....your team of turds is mo betta than other team of turds....somebody kill me if I have to exist on the same planet with these moronic dumbass cuntlips revisionist.
     
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    Did he move the kid to a non-smoking car?
     
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    You took the time to ramble on in your response - without referencing any facts - but you didn't take the time to read what I wrote. I believe I was defending Bush.
     
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    ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE
     
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    We were going to build three bases in Iraq. It wasn't a big secret.

    And you have the timetables all wrong. We went to Afghanistan first.

    And there were WMD's. They found WMD's. The media just doesn't want you to know so. Those stories got buried.
     
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    He gets a pass
     
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    I dont give a fuck that you were defending bush, you missed it altogether.
     
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    he doesn't need us to give him a pass, he took it and earned it, another example of a great immigrant who makes a positive difference.....but I get your point
     
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    Urugyan born. Born here he'd have whipped out his phone and taken a selfie with the smoking car.
     
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