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Stories of Service

  • Profile: Steve C.
    July 20, 2021

    Profile: Steve C.

    The rescue of a domed helicopter crew. I dead and 3 wounded. Jumped out of my ship into a rice paddy then carried a seriously wounded pilot through the rice paddy under fire to medevac helicopter and had to cross rice paddy again to get back to my ship. The most physically demanding thing I’ve ever done. I knew I would get shot but had to go help.
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  • Profile: Scott B.
    August 31, 2020

    Profile: Scott B.

    I was never a kiss ass or a save ass which made me a little different. When anything went wrong I took the blame and when things went right I gave the to praise to my troops.
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  • Profile: Josh B.
    May 31, 2020

    Profile: Josh B.

    My most memorable moment in the Army was the first time we took small arms fire in Iraq. I remember we were all joking about it immediately and no one had a care. Everyone was safe and we all had each other's backs. Despite being in a hostile environment and receiving hostile contact, we were keeping our heads up, exuding confidence, and we were all ready to get after it!
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  • Profile: SGT Dustin L
    May 11, 2020

    Profile: SGT Dustin L

    The most challenging for me was adjusting to civilian life and employment. As an infantrymen you are not taught certain skills that can be carried over into the workforce and it took me months to find something I could actually do and with a company that would train me to be able to provide for my family.
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  • Profile: SSgt Aaron G
    May 4, 2020

    Profile: SSgt Aaron G

    I deployed 4 times to Iraq in support of multiple push including the Baghdad push and the push through Fallujah, also did 2 deployment too Afghanistan and was apart of the push through Marjah.
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  • Profile: SGT Don C
    April 27, 2020

    Profile: SGT Don C

    We took our first casualties on the first day that we took over our sector and the ride alongs were over. I remember that day for multiple reasons. It was 31-Oct-2005, I spent some time that morning with the patrol group that was about to go out right out side our building. We all had a smoke and joked around, but a few hours later after they had rolled out, I was called into the TOC.
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  • Profile: SGT Dan R
    April 13, 2020

    Profile: SGT Dan R

    Several generations on both sides of my family have served, primarily in the U.S. Army including my father, mother, and brother. I wanted to serve to challenge myself, learn how to lead, and learn how to work with a team in the most stressful situations.
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  • Profile: SFC Erik W.
    March 23, 2020

    Profile: SFC Erik W.

    We all survived but what stands out is that by the time I was 1/4 of the way through my deployment I would hear the launch and be able to tell if I had to run or not. It was very strange being able to tell where the mortar would land by the sound of the launch. After getting past that first 1/4 of the deployment I felt no fear.

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