Jake Pogue, a 32-year-old marine corps vet, returned to the Sacred Stone camp on Friday. - Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police A growing group of military veterans are willing to put their bodies between Native American activists and the police trying to remove them
Reckless. . .And as she so often did, she would carry wounded soldiers down the mountain to safety, unload them, get reloaded with ammo, and off she would go back up to the guns. She also provided a shield for several Marines who were trapped trying to make their way up to the front line. Wounded twice, she didn’t let that stop or slow her down.
“We’re not coming as fighters, but as protectors,” said the 32-year-old marine corps vet, noting that he was concerned about police escalating tactics. “Our role in that situation would be to simply form a barrier between water protectors and the police force and try to take some of that abuse for them.”