David Eubank gained international praise for saving toddler from ISIS snipers in Iraq

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Former Special Forces officer. Humanitarian. Father. Husband. Missionary. Savior of orphaned children. Also: Aggie.

David Eubank, a 1983 graduate of Texas A&M University and former member of the Corp of Cadets, returned to College Station last week to speak to students about his work with Free Burma Rangers. Eubank founded the humanitarian service movement after serving ten years in the U.S. Army and after attending seminary. The goal of the organization is to provide aid and medical care to oppressed people of all races and religions in the war zones of Burma, Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan and Sudan.

While on an annual trip stateside, Eubank spoke with Chancellor John Sharp about his work and about a viral video of Eubank braving ISIS snipers to save a terrified toddler who hid under the hijab of her dead mother and among several other corpses.

“If there was ever a person that ever graduated from this university that represents the core values of what A&M is about, this is the guy,” Chancellor Sharp said.

To see the video with Chancellor Sharp and David Eubank, please visit http://chancellor.tamus.edu/videos/.

About Free Burma Rangers

Free Burma Ranger teams are comprised of men and women of different ethnicities and faiths that are united for freedom by the bond of love and service. David Eubank, his wife Karen and their three children: Sahale, Suuzanne and Peter, work alongside the 70 ethnic relief teams in the conflict areas to give help, hope and love. Free Burma Rangers also conduct relief missions in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The Eubank family started the Global Day of Prayer for Burma and the Good Life Club family outreach program.

About The Texas A&M University System

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.55 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 148,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the state’s economy.

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