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Death handed a card to Marine grunt Rory Hamill. He said 'no thanks'
Rory Hamill served as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Afghanistan with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. That deployment would change Rory's life in many ways and has helped him develop into a man who has decided to never stop working on himself.
"As fate would have it I earned my Death Card on February 13th, 2011. My lucky streak had run out and an IED robbed me of my right leg and my life as I knew it. Death visited me often in the years following that day, one time even seducing me into His sweet embrace with promises of release. But my will to survive, the desire to conquer, saved my life and I put the pistol down. If Death could not stop me, nothing would," he said.
"Self maintenance is continual. There's no band-aid solution to what you're going through. You must learn, evolve, and adapt to it. Use your circumstances to help others, and you'll find that you're actually helping yourself. No obstacle is impassable; By Endurance, We Conquer. "
US and Turkey agree on temporary cease fire to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from northeast Syria
They started the US war against ISIS. Now they have an important message for Trump on abandoning the Kurds
Trump's recent decisions in northern Syria were ill-advised, strategically unsound, and morally shameful. In rapidly withdrawing U.S. presence and allowing a Turk offensive into Syria, we have left the Syrian Kurds behind, created a power vacuum for our adversaries to fill, and set the stage for the resurgence of ISIS.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the world's largest freshwater fish is protected by the natural equivalent of a "bulletproof vest," helping it thrive in the dangerous waters of the Amazon River basin with flexible armor-like scales able to withstand ferocious piranha attacks.
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego and University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday described the unique structure and impressive properties of the dermal armor of the fish, called Arapaima gigas. They said their findings can help guide development of better body armor for people as well as applications in aerospace design.
DELAND, Florida — A military freefall parachuting team has a better reason to conquer Mount Everest than "because it's there."
The 12-member team, assembled by Complete Parachute Solutions of DeLand, will attempt a world record for the highest-elevation tactical military freefall parachute landing. But it's more than a record. It's validation.
"When CPS says we've landed our parachutes at over 20,000 feet, that means we've done it," said Johnny Rogers, the company's vice president.
The U.S. military's withdrawal from northeast Syria is looking more like Dunkirk every day.
On Wednesday, the U.S. military had to call in an airstrike on one of its own ammunition dumps in northern Syria because the cargo trucks required to safely remove the ammo are needed elsewhere to support the withdrawal, Task & Purpose has learned.