FORT MYERS — Cpl. Josh Hargis is the epitome of what a man and an American and a soldier are, said his wife and Fort Myers native Taylor Hargis.
Cpl. Hargis, 24, was injured in Afghanistan on Oct. 6 when four soldiers were killed and 14 others severely injured in a suicide and IED attack. But, lying injured in a hospital bed, Hargis managed to do something nobody expected of him.
Today, that action is being called the "salute heard 'round the world." Hargis saluted his commander when he was awarded a Purple Heart bedside.