Watch: U.S. Pole Vaulter Who Serves in Army Stops Mid-run to Stand at Attention for Anthem

Posted: Aug 22, 2016 6:15 PM

A Team USA pole vaulter named Sam Kendricks also happens to be a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves. His love and respect for his country, already evident by the titles he holds, was on full display in Rio last week. 

Kendricks was about to take flight for his final qualifying jump last week when the U.S. national anthem started to play. Check out how he responded.

Kendricks, who already serves his country by making the ultimate sacrifice, left Rio by earning the U.S. a bronze medal. He told the Team USA website that he is "proud" to represent the nation on these two fronts.