The Incredible Story of a Real War Hero who went to Ukraine and Fought the Russians

Top Gun: Maverick - Birds of Fray

May 9 2023 • 2 mins

Giovanni Roman is a 29-year old USMC veteran from Orange County  in Southern California. When he heard that the Russians had invaded Ukraine in February 2022, his life changed as he decided to volunteer & go to Ukraine to save the defenseless using his military training as a marine. He says that, "It didn't feel right for me to sit and watch it on TV, kind of be like everyone else - thoughts and prayers and just forget about it two minutes later." He did fight the Russians there, saved lives as a medic but had a real narrow escape when the convoy he was travelling in was hit by a rocket attack. Currently, he is recuperating from the injuries sustained from that attack. While recuperating and even after having lost an eye, he says that, “If required, I would do it again…” Read his incredible, full story below:- PS: Gio's friend Scott has created a fund-raiser campaign to support his recovery on 'Go Fund Me':- Audio courtesy: CBS News LA