Senior Chief SEAL Edward C. Byers
Medal of Honor Recipient
"Byers was the second SEAL through the door of a tiny, one-room building where Joseph was held hostage. As bullets zipped across the room, Byers leaped on top the doctor, using his own body armor to shield the captive as his fellow SEALs exchanged gun fire with enemy fighters. "Anyone who has been in combat knows that in those moments you either react or you get killed," Byers said in Navy video released Friday. As Byers protected Joseph, he spotted an AK-47 wielding Taliban guard just inches away. He continued to shield Joseph with his body as he grabbed the gunman by the throat, pinning him to a wall long enough for another SEAL to shoot him dead."