VIDEO: U.S. Army reservist stops his pole vault mid-attempt when he hears national anthem

VIDEO: U.S. Army reservist stops his pole vault mid-attempt when he hears national anthem

Sam Kendricks, a track and field athlete who was representing the US in Rio, came to a complete stop during a pole vault mid-attempt. The reason for this was because he heard the National Anthem playing. This young man is also a U.S. Army reservist, who set an outstanding example by his action.

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U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks stopped mid-run to stand at attention for national anthem

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The U.S. military is being represented by 18 athletes in Rio, but the first one to medal was pole vaulter Sam Kendricks. The former Ole Miss track star, who is listed as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, won the bronze in the men’s pole vault earlier this week with a jump of 19 feet 2¼ inches, becoming the first American to medal in the event in 12 years. He also may be the only American to stop mid-run on a jump during the event, which happened earlier this week when Kendricks overheard the national anthem while competing in the qualifying round.

This is a fine example of a fine young man who understand respect for his country and honor for his fellowmen. There really should be more of his kind. Like… HEAPS more.

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