His chin hung down to his chest and he was suffocating. With his fingers he cleared the neck free from bone fragments and was thereby able to breath again. During the retreat, and with whistling bullets around him, Stålnacke kept his chin up with one hand and held the recoilless rifle with the other

Post 2 of 2 Highlighting Sweden and the Congo War- "Torsten Stålnacke became known during the Congo Crisis for his gallant conduct in action on 14 September 1961. In connection with an attack on a weapons depot two of his comrades were shocked and Stålnacke advanced by himself against an enemy firing position, armed with a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle. He took out an enemy armored car and a number of enemies before his jaw was shot to pieces. His chin hung down to his chest and he was suffocating. With his fingers he cleared the neck free from bone fragments and was thereby able to breath again. During the retreat, and with whistling bullets around him, Stålnacke kept his chin up with one hand and held the recoilless rifle with the other and managed with hand gestures and kicks get his two badly shocked comrades from the battlefield. Because of fightings around the Italian Red Cross hospital in the center of Élisabethville, the ambulance could not drive all the way to it. The last hundred meters Stålnacke and his comrades had to run to the hospital under the protection of the house walls. The Italian chief medical director Giuseppe Cipolat who initiated the treatment of Stålnacke in Élisabethville, said to colonel Jonas Wærn: "I served as a field medic in World War II, including the desert battles of Tobruk, and have taken care of wounded soldiers from many countries but I have never met a soldier who showed such courage and willpower as Torsten Stålnacke did." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torsten_Stålnacke

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