Apple customer service manager turned US Army reservist saved British colonel in Afghanistan by jumping in from of him to shield him from Taliban fire
A U.S. Army reservist was shot six times when he saved a British Army colonel from gunfire by diving in front of him during Taliban attack
He returned fire with his rifle and pistol but was shot in the legs, shoulder and bulletproof vest in August 5 attack from rogue Afghan soldier
U.S. Major General Harold Greene was killed in the attack - he is the most senior ranking U.S. soldier to die in combat since the Vietnam War
By ELEANOR HARDING FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 12:28 EST, 17 August 2014 | UPDATED: 08:17 EST, 18 August 2014
A hero reservist saved a British Army colonel by jumping in front of him as he was pelted with bullets in Afghanistan, it has emerged.
The serviceman, an American who normally works for technology giant Apple, acted as a human shield when the colonel came under fire from a rogue Afghan soldier with an assault rifle.
He returned fire with his rifle and pistol, but was shot six times himself as he leapt to defend the senior officer.
Two of the bullets hit him in one of his legs, while one tore into his shoulder and three rounds were stopped by his bulletproof vest.
U.S. Army major general Harold Greene, pictured, was killed in the attack which saw a U.S. reservist dive in front of a British colonel to save him from the terrorist's bullets