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We salute the hero Marine vet who punched a shark in the face to save his daughter's life
A gruesome shark attack on a North Carolina teenager on Sunday could have turned fatal had it not been for the furious fists of her Marine vet father.
Seventeen-year-old Paige Winter had a leg and several fingers amputated following a shark attack at a Fort Macon beach, saved from likely death by a series of blows from her father Charlie, according to a Sunday Facebook post by her grandmother Jane.
"Thank God our son was with her," she wrote. "He said he punched the shark in the face 5 times before it let go."
According to the New York Post, Charlie Winter is currently a firefighter with the nearby city of Havelock.
The teenager was evacuated to Vidant Medical Center on Sunday evening, where doctors treated hr for "deep lacerations to her leg, pelvic and hand areas," according to ABC New affiliate WCTI-12.
"She is in good condition and receiving excellent care," a Vidant Medical Center spokesman said in a statement on Sunday evening. "Her family expresses their appreciation for the first responders, the individuals on the beach who helped and her heroic father who saved her life.
"Despite this unfortunate circumstance, Paige is an unwavering advocate for the marine life and the animals who live in the water," the statement added. "She wishes for people to continue to respect sharks in their environment and their safety."
Paige's mother, Marcy, echoed that sentiment in note to a GoFundMe page that quickly surpassed its $5,000 goal in less than 12 hours after the attack.
"Paige is out of surgery and awake, she's still pretty groggy but cracking jokes," she wrote. "She wants everyone to know that sharks are still good people."
Who needs a bigger boat when you have a Marine's fists?
The U.S. Space Force has a name tape for uniforms now. Get excited people.
In a tweet from its official account, the Space Force said its uniform name tapes have "touched down in the Pentagon," sharing a photo of it on the chest of Gen. John W. Raymond, the newly-minted Chief of Space Operations for the new service branch nested in the Department of the Air Force.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night, according to audio obtained by CNN.
With his typical dramatic flourish, Trump recounted the scene as he monitored the strikes from the White House Situation Room when Soleimani was killed.
The U.S. Navy will name its fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier after Doris Miller, an iconic World War II sailor recognized for his heroism during the Pearl Harbor attack, according to reports in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and U.S. Naval Institute News.
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is expected to announce the naming of CVN-81 during a ceremony on Monday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, according to USNI. Two of Miller's nieces are expected to be there, according to the Star-Advertiser.
Two immigrants, a pastor and an Army sergeant have been convicted of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud as part of an illegal immigration scheme, according to federal prosecutors.
Rajesh Ramcharan, 45; Diann Ramcharan, 37; Sgt. Galima Murry, 31; and the Rev. Ken Harvell, 60, were found guilty Thursday after a nine-day jury trial, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office in Colorado.
The conspiracy involved obtaining immigration benefits for Rajesh Ramcharan, Diann Ramcharan, and one of their minor children, the release said. A married couple in 2007 came to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago on visitor visas. They overstayed the visas and settled in Colorado.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad.
Iran's Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts from France, Canada and the United States to examine information from the data and voice recorders of the Ukraine International Airlines plane that came down on Jan. 8.
The plane disaster, in which all 176 aboard were killed, has added to international pressure on Iran as it grapples with a long running row with the United States over its nuclear program that briefly erupted into open conflict this month.