June 22, 2020

He Never Stopped Asking About His Soldiers

TALES OF VALOR HALF-HISTORY: Alwyn Cashe | Alwyn “Al” Cashe told his family that he would never leave one of his soldiers behind in combat.

“I told him, ‘Don’t go over there playing a hero. You learn how to duck and come home,”’ his sister, Kasinal Cashe White of Lake Butler told the Orlando Sentinel on Saturday. “He said, ‘I’m doing the job I was trained to do. I have to take care of my boys.”’ After his Bradley Fighting Vehicle caught fire from a roadside bomb Cashe made good on that commitment when he saved 6 soldiers and an interpreter in 3 trips back to the BFV. 

Cashe succumbed to the burn injuries he sustained during his rescue. Those who surrounded him at his passing say that he never stopped asking about his soldiers. We honor you on this episode sir and we hope to see you on top of the hill.

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