Wife of saluting soldier: ‘It moves me to tears’


Josh Hargis fought to get into the Army despite a high school injury, but during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan he was wounded by a bomb and a series of IEDs. As he lay in his hospital bed, seemingly unconscious, he was awarded a Purple Heart for his service – at which point he raised his hand in salute. His wife, who is pregnant, says she hopes the picture of her husband saluting serves as a reminder that soldiers are paying the ultimate sacrifice for their country. NBC’s Harry Smith reports.

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