That Was The Way He Was

Sergeant Dennis Weichel, 29, of the Rhode Island National Guard, was riding in a convoy in eastern Afghanistan when some children were spotted in the road ahead, picking up shell casings, which are recycled for money. The soldiers in the convoy got out of their vehicles to get the children out of the way of […]

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The End of the World

Edward Waszkiewicz told USA Today that in 1941 he saw three planes swoop down onto a row of eight U.S. battleships in Pearl Harbor stating, “Then all hell broke loose. That’s when the war really started.” Read the story of what this heroic firefighter did then.

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A Hero’s Homecoming

Just four months into the war in Iraq, a Humvee was leading a convoy of soldiers between Ar Ramadi and Fallujah when an improvised explosive device exploded as the vehicle rolled over it. As the blast blew through the armor, Captain Josh Byers, 29, called out, “Sergeant, we’ve hit an IED. Keep moving forward!” The […]

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Don’t Ask Me That Question

It’s hard for someone who is not an emergency responder to understand what one truly is, what one truly does. It’s not always what it looks like, and civilians don’t know what they don’t know. J.C. is a career firefighter who is asked – again – about the worst thing he’s ever seen. His answer, posted on FireRescue1.com, […]

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