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Hero Soldier Foils Bank Robbery

posted by Evan Derrick

This story comes courtesy of My Fox Tampa Bay. 

SARASOTA – A U.S. Army soldier visiting family in the Bay Area is being called a hero. Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples foiled a bank robbery in Sarasota.

At around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Peoples and his two children stopped at the Bank of America on Bee Ridge and Beneva Roads. Suddenly, Sgt. Peoples realized someone was holding up the bank.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse – ‘Guys called for me, so I went’

posted by Evan Derrick


The terrain was ideal for an ambush.

“To our west and to our east was high cliff faces,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse. “To the south was the entrance to the canyon that we had come in through, and to the north there was a box canyon.”

It was June 26, 2008, and Clouse, a medic, was a Special Forces liaison to Marine Special Operations Company H, Special Operations Task Force – 73. He and his team would be caught in a four-hour firefight after which he was awarded the Silver Star for braving a tsunami of fire to treat wounded.


The team was on a patrol looking for a suspected insurgent location on the border of Farah and Herat provinces in Afghanistan that took them through the canyon with almost vertical walls. Suddenly, their path was blocked by a small truck with a flatbed and a disabled Toyota Land Cruiser.

Click here read the rest of this inspiring story!


A Year at War

posted by Evan Derrick

More than thirty thousand American soldiers have taken part in the Afghanistan surge.  Here are the stories of the men and women of the First Battalion, 87th Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division.  Over their deployment, from March 2010 until March 2011, The New York Times followed their journey.  In addition to the main videos you’ll fine ‘Features,’ ‘Shorts’ and ‘Moments’ for an indepth look at the situation/s our troops have managed to endure.


Click here to view the video.

The troops are now returning.

After Combat, the Unexpected Perils of Coming Home

Click here for the wrap up of the series.

Provided courtesy of The New York Times

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The P-38 Lightening

posted by Evan Derrick

This video shows the walk around and checkout prior to engine start, engine start procedures, taxi to take-off, take off, cruise flight and maneuvers, and landing and shut down.

It’s long (24+ minutes) but most interesting.  Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy!


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“This one great video, especially if you love planes and the WWll versions!

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