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Attack on the Fourth of July

During my deployment to Afghanistan from January 2009 to January 2010 we faced many trying times. This video highlights a complex attack on one of our Combat Out Posts. 17 more words


Airborne Drop in Alaska

So back in my glory days, I was a paratrooper with the 1-501 Parachute Infantry Battalion on Ft. Richardson, AK. During one of our training jumps we dropped four military Humvees, then made another run and jumped out after them. 13 more words


Paratrooper From Mass. Killed In Afghanistan

BOSTON (AP) — An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said 41-year-old Maj. Michael Donahue and a U.S. 170 more words


Northboro Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan Laid To Rest

NORTHBORO (CBS/AP) — Dozens of Northboro residents lined the streets Tuesday to honor a paratrooper from town killed in Afghanistan, while friends and family attended a service honoring his life. 309 more words


C-130 Running Down The Strip,

by john harrison

It was the last jump in jump school. As a treat, we the almost airborne, would get to tailgate a C-130. For those NAPs (Non-Airborne Personnel) reading this, that means you walk right out of the back of the C-130, right down the aircraft’s wide open tailgate, and then step off into nothingness about 900 or so feet up in the air going about 150-60 miles an hour. 1,358 more words


Deconstructing superheroes on Patriot Day: Cultural identities, personas, and post 9/11 Human Geopolitics

Deconstructing superheroes in Durham, NC is something I did a few years ago when I lived in North Carolina.  Today is patriot day and I am reminded of where I was when terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001, also known as 9/11. 1,417 more words