Tres Smith spent a career flying helicopters as a USMC Officer. In 2010 Tres was on an emergency mission to deliver food to marines surrounded in Afghanistan. Tres was shot several times with a machine gun. He survived thanks to 12 pints of blood and sheer will to live. To the surprise of those present, Tres woke up. He had a deep spiritual experience
The Marines he saved were able to fight their way back to safety thanks to the supplies of ammunition. The Taliban faced heavy losses.
Tres sprang back to life.He has given his talents to others including the Vietnam War Commemoration at the Department of Defense.