An elite British soldier who apparently organized the operation that rescued American hostages in Nairobi and personally shot two Somali Islamic terrorists revealed that President Trump made an unplanned meeting to personally thank him.
The SAS hero, who uses the name Chris Craighead, was training Kenya’s security forces on January 15, 2019, when Islamic terrorists from the group Al-Shabaab, a Somali organization linked to Al-Qaeda, attacked the the DusitD2 hotel complex. “Despite being off-duty and out shopping at the time, Craighead had his gear in his car, so tooled up and raced down to the complex to help out. After arriving, he ‘organized the entire operation’ – according to fellow SAS veteran Chris Ryan – including directing the police and army,” The Daily Mail reported.
Craighead then raided the hotel complex himself, shooting the terrorists and carrying hostages to safety. He subsequently was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC), the UK’s second-highest military award.
14 people were murdered in the attack