If you’ve ever been in the middle of something when colors or the national anthem starts to play, you understand that heart-pounding sense of urgency to stop what you're doing and stand ramrod straight at the position of attention.
On Aug. 15 at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Kendricks, a 23-year-old second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve literally dropped what he was doing — he was in the middle of the qualifying round for pole vaulting — to stand at the position of attention when the “Star-Spangled Banner” began to play. The video was posted to NBC’s Twitter feed on Aug. 21.
Even after stopping in the middle of the competition to pay respects to the national anthem, Kendricks still medaled, taking home the Bronze after vaulting 19 feet, 2 1/4 inches, making him the first American to win a medal in the event in 12 years.
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."