Army vet uses sharpshooting skills to rescue bald eagle dangling upside in tree; nicely done!

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As America celebrates 240 years, a bald eagle that has come to symbolize the country’s freedom and strength found itself facing a terrible fate.

…until a U.S. Army veteran stepped up to the plate.

A bald eagle caught its leg in a piece of rope wrapped around a tree branch high up in a tree near Rush City, Minnesota, and had been dangling there upside down for two days because it was too high up for authorities to help it, WCCO-TV reported.

That’s where Jason Galvin comes into the picture — Galvin did two tours in Afghanistan and his wife, Jackie, begged him to use his marksman skills to shoot the rope and branch the bird was hanging from, according to the CBS affiliate.

“At a certain point I was like, ‘You know what? It’s going to die. I’ve got to get that thing out,’” Galvin said. “It was weird shooting in the direction of a bald eagle. I was very nervous. I didn’t want to hit that bird.”

After an hour-and-a-half and 150 shots, the eagle dropped safely onto the branches below and was taken to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, where it’s expected to make a full recovery.

The eagle also has a new name.

“The neighbors nicknamed it Freedom,” Galvin told WCCO. “It was up to us to free it. It’s Fourth of July weekend, so Freedom’s the name.”

Jackie Galvin posted more details and photos of the incident on her Facebook page:

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