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A U.S. Coast Guard ship helped six Iranian sailors Tuesday after their cargo vessel began taking on water, marking the second time in less than a week that the American military has come to the aid of Iranians at sea.
The patrol boat Monomoy, which is assigned to Task Force 55 in the Persian Gulf (also known as the Arabian Gulf), saw distress flares coming from the dhow Ya-Hussayn during the night early Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Fifth Fleet.
Originally posted by LongbottomLeaf
reply to post by benrl
The Navy doesnt want a thank you. This is what sailors do. They are far more virtuous than ground troops. A boat in distress is a boat in distress, seamen are "sworn" to protect each other from the sea.
Originally posted by benrl
Its kinda like say your neighbor from two blocks over camping out in front of your house parked at your curb armed to the teeth, he than decides on helping your kid cross the street and wanting a thank you for it.
Lets first address the issue of all the armament parked at your curb before you thank him for walking your kid across the street.
Originally posted by PutAQuarterIn
Nazi's used to save British naval survivors despite being told not to. There are gentlemen of war sometimes. Personally I think this should be common practice in war since history judges us all. Sportsmanship should apply to everything. S&F
Cracked: acts of kindness on the battlefield