A soldier badly wounded in Afghanistan shocked his army colleagues by saluting his commander as he lay seemingly unconscious in his hospital bed.
Josh Hargis, a soldier in the US 3rd Ranger Battalion, was wounded last week in an attack in Afghanistan that left four other members of his team dead. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his injuries, in a small ceremony in a military hospital. As his military commander stood over him to thank him for his work, he astounded the room by raising his arm in a salute.
His commander was so moved, he sent the picture to his wife Taylor at home in Ohio.
In an emotional post on her Facebook page, Mrs Hargis described what it was like to receive the picture from her husband's commander, who described the salute as "the single greatest event" he had witnessed in his ten years in the army. Quoting his commander, Mrs Hargis described what happened:
Since Taylor Hargis posted the image, it has has been shared on social media and military support sites thousands of times across the world.
US military site Guardian of Valor described the picture as "the salute seen around the world" in their tribute.
In an interview with NBC today, Taylor said she was proud of her "badass husband"