On a quiet stage in New York City, Air Force veteran Ed “Chub” Woodward weeps as he tells the gut-wrenching story of how his twin brother was killed by a drunk driver on June 3, 2000.
“That day I promised him that I would live for both of us,” Woodward says, fighting back tears.
Woodward went on to join the U.S. Air Force as a flight navigator in support of Operation Northern Watch, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his training to become a F-15C Eagle pilot, Woodward suffered a traumatic brain injury that ultimately terminated his career. However, he wouldn’t let the end of his military service stop him from serving a greater cause. Woodward earned his master’s degree in medical science and is now studying to become a doctor.
Woodward’s story is one of many told during Got Your 6’s fourth annual Storytellers event in New York City on Oct. 26. The events celebrate the accomplishments and inspirational stories of our nation’s veterans, empowering individuals to share their personal stories of struggle, sacrifice, and growth. In addition to New York, Storytellers will be held in Los Angeles at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Nov. 1 and in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10 at Discovery Communications.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."