Beyond The Uniform

American Afghanistan Veteran uses sharp shooting skills to save bald eagle

Using sharp-shooting skills from his days in the military, an army veteran in Minnesota rescued a bald eagle trapped 70 feet in the air.

On the fourth of July, America’s Independence Day, Jason Galvin and his neighbours noticed an eagle dangling from a tree branch, caught in some rope. The group called local emergency services, but no one came to help.

It was then left into the hands of Galvin, who served two tours in Afghanistan, to use his shooting skills and shoot the bird free from the rope without harming the bird. After receiving approval from the Department of Natural Resources, he took his .22 long rifle and began attempting to set the bird free.

“I was very nervous I didn’t want at all to hit that bird,” Galvin told WCCO 4 CBS Minnesota, the local channel that broke the story.

Nearly two hours and 150 shots later, Galvin pulled off the incredible feat.

Watch the whole story below and find out what how “Freedom” the bald eagle is doing now.


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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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