Armed with only a pistol, former Royal Marine the unsung hero in Kenyan massacre

Armed with only a pistol, former Royal Marine the unsung hero in Kenyan massacre

Royal MarineSaved 100 would-be victims…

British Royal Marines have been renowned for centuries for giving their enemies every opportunity to die for their country. As reported by The Daily Mail on Sept. 23, 2013, a former Royal Marine living in Kenya gave terrorists their big shot at martyrdom as well as arranging their one-on-one with Mohammed.

With his name withheld for security purposes, a former Marine in the service of the Queen was having coffee with friends at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall when al Qaeda-allied Somalian al-Shabaab terrorists attacked, killing as many unarmed civilians as possible.

In a part of the world where former British Squaddies and Bootnecks contract with East African security companies or train various Kenyan government troops and police, it’s considered common to carry personal weapons when off duty. The unknown Marine was no exception, and as a result of his sidearm being secreted on his person, an estimated 100 people have him to thank for saving their lives.

The Marine are known for their ferocity in a fight as well as coolness under fire. Accordingly, this Marine exemplified both in the opening minutes of the terrorist assault that’s left approximately 63 dead and almost 200 wounded.

The man is said to have returned to the Mall at least a dozen occasions as the terrorists slung grenades and opened up with both shoulder fired long guns and pistols.

A friend in Nairobi was quoted by The Daily Mail as stating:

What he did was so heroic. He was having coffee with friends when it happened. He went back in 12 times and saved 100 people. Imagine going back in when you knew what was going on inside.

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He has written for Examiner, Conservative Firing Line, and other blogs.


For your convenience, you may leave commments below using Disqus. If Disqus is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.