Irving Killed 33 Taliban Fighters In One Deployment & Hundreds Of Others In Other Tours
Nicholas Irving,30 appeared on the ‘Steve Malzberg’ show to talk about his recent entanglement with a would be thief. Irving a former US Ranger and master Sniper, recalled the incident for Malzberg, He had five tours of duty, two in Afghanistan and three in Iraq, he is the author of ‘The Reaper’ which chronicles his time in the Army.
Sargent Irving recalled his recent take down of a thief on the Malzberg show. First he discussed his career in the Army Rangers, by saying his job was to patrol activity on the ground and keep it safe for his fellow soldiers.
Malzberg asked Irving what he thought of his detractors like movie maker, director, Michael Moore, who calls people like Irving, “murderers.” Irving responded with, “it’s irritating a little bit, especially when it comes from a person who has not been overseas, or gone through the things we have gone through.
As far as shooting people in the back, I’ve never done that,” people like Moore and others on the left have accused him of that. Furthermore, Irving went on, “Well maybe here was one guy, but he was going after my security forces, so I did what had to be done.”
Irving: “If Someone Is Running Towards My Troops, They Have To Be Stopped”
Sargent Irving was asked if had any regrets about his time in the service and the number of people he had to take out in the line of duty. He responded with, “No I don’t have any regrets, I only have one regret the guy I could not save.
That was Corporal Benjamin Cobb, I wouldn’t be here today, and our reconnaissance team, wouldn’t be here today. He saved our lives, we are all very grateful to him for that, and keep him in our memories”.
Irving talked about the incident with the thief that tried to rob him. He said, “Monday got interesting, short story, someone attempted to rob me, but it didn’t work out in his favor. While within my legal right to defend what is mine, property, my person, etc. with the use of deadly force.
The choice not to and a little hard work, seemed like the best choice.” Irving tackled the intruder to the ground, and held him at gunpoint until the Texas Rangers arrived to take him into custody. He thanked law enforcement for arriving so quickly to the scene.
Irving Believes More Help Is Needed For Returning Service Members
Irving also spoke about what it’s like to return to the family after serving in military. He said, “it’s a little of everything, when you’re away, you focus on the guys that you’re surrounded with.
Why you protect them and how you protect them. Then you have to adjust to just dealing with your role in the family, and just getting into a routine off the battle field can be very difficult. It takes a lot of work, just like anything else”.
He also talked about politicians like Howard Dean, who slammed him for going overseas, and ”being a professional hit man.’ He took it back and did apologize.
Irving said he don’t accept the apology, because there is big disconnect with soldiers and politicians. You’re touching a very sensitive topic when you’re making ridiculous comments and statements.”