Combat Correspondent Aaron Mankin is named as one of People Magazine’s 2010 Heroes of the Year in the Nov. 8 issue of People magazine on the newsstands now.
Mankin, a Marine journalist was seriously injured when the assault vehicle he was riding it was destroyed by an improvised explosive device (IED). 16 Marines were thrown from the vehicle. Six were killed instantly and Cpl. Mankin nearly made unlucky number seven. His entire body had been horribly burned. This young marine is fortunate to be alive. He came home to his wife and young daughter.