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The Times

As Afghan forces were pelting the five humvees carrying American soldiers without mercy, then-Pvt. Channing Moss took aim and fired back with the machine gun fixed atop one of the tanks under fire.

The Gainesville native and his unit had been traveling along the Pakistan border in southeastern Afghanistan on March 16, 2006, in an attempt to cover a half-day's journey on a mission to a remote Afghan village when they were ambushed by insurgents.

Moss saw a rocket propelled grenade fly in front of his face, and then he felt a force push him against the tank wall.

"I looked down and saw the tailfins of the rocket sticking out of my left pelvic bone," Moss told The Times on Thursday. He had been hit by an RPG that had not detonated upon contact. 

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Back on patrol

Trooper_2  Double amputee returns to full duty as CHP officer
By Jocelyn Wiener - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Thursday, September 20, 2007
Three days after the January 2006 crash that cost him both legs, California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Remmel began focusing on one goal: He was determined to return to work.
While many were awed by his tenacity, some saw his plan as a long shot. The CHP had never had a double amputee on full patrol duty before. In order to be cleared, Remmel would have to pass 14 physical tests, including sprinting 100 yards in 20 seconds or less.

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Missed by that much!

This is what happens when an IED is buried too deep and has little affect on target. They use kerosene to melt the road, bury the IED then heat the asphalt back up and cover the explosive. When it hardens, good luck seeing where they did it.



(From the Pilot) Hey, I felt the need to share with you all the exciting night I had
on the 23rd. It has nothing to do with me wanting to talk about me. It has everything to do with sharing what will no doubt become a better
story as the years go by.So, there I was... Manned up a hot seat for the 2030 launch about 500 miles north of Hawaii (insert visions of many Mai-Tais here). Spotted just forward of the navigation pole and eventually taxied off toward the island
where I do a 180 and get spotted to be the first one off cat I (insert foreboding
music here).

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"Our nation, this generation, will lift the dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail." (President Bush)

I know your flags are out most of the time but they have to out today if they are not, stop reading and put it out.

YOU can make a difference. Help those doing the fighting by sending your donation to help them. At AnySoldier.com, you can send the fighting troops what they need to help them kick the sorry butts that did this to us six years ago! we are making a difference in Iraq and Afghanistan. We ARE winning and YOU can help make a difference-NOW!

For all of those lost that Sept day and those suffering from it, we are with you-One Team, One Fight!

God Bless every one of you!

Mustangs--and who buys 'em


New Nevada Palominos Enlisting in the U.S. Marines
BLM Wild Horses Joining the Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard on June 3 in Carson City
A special tradition, almost two decades old, between the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Marine Corps, was renewed in Carson City on Saturday, June 3, 2006, as a new generation of three young wild horses from rangelands in northern Nevada joined older wild horses in the elite U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard.

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