We Hosted A Strength Competition Between Recon Marine Rudy Reyes And Some Other Guy

Humor

A combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, elite recon Marine veteran, and international martial arts champion, we knew Rudy Reyes was pretty tough. Reyes enlisted in the Corps in 1998, where he spent seven years as a reconnaissance Marine and scout sniper. He even played himself in HBO’s “Generation Kill” when the producers couldn’t find an actor badass enough to portray him.


But is he tough enough to beat Task & Purpose journalist Russell Midori — a public affairs Marine who once deployed to Western Europe in peacetime? Midori, after all, has seen all seven “Rocky” movies, listens to a number of podcasts about karate, and once took first place in a sanctioned thumb-wrestling competition in Brooklyn.

10 Questions Only A Veteran Would Ask Rudy Reyes »

We decided to put both men to the test by holding the inaugural Task & Purpose “Man of Steel” competition, pitting these two warfighters against one another.

Things got ugly for Reyes. Check it out.  

Jilmar Ramos-Gomez was a lance corporal in the Marines and received awards for service in Afghanistan. (Michigan ACLU)

KENT COUNTY, MI – The ACLU is demanding an investigation after a Grand Rapids-born U.S Marine combat veteran was held for possible deportation.

Read More Show Less

Ronald Reagan's dream of space-based lasers shielding the United States from ICBMs will not come to fruition in the near future, despite the Trump administration's focus on space.

Read More Show Less

The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.

Read More Show Less

Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.

Read More Show Less