David Mensink can definitely add “performs well under pressure” to his list of attributes. (Photo: Army Strong Stories)
When a man showed up in the back of an ambulance at an Alabama hospital with an explosive device lodged in his thigh, law enforcement called in an Army explosives expert for his help in removing it.
Staff Sgt. David Mensink received the call at about 1 a.m. on Oct. 11. The 27-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan veteran was brought into Birmingham by an Alabama State Trooper escort.
Mensink and his team from the Georgia-based 789th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company removed what appeared to be a …read more