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PHOTO CAPTION: Spc. Jake Lowery of Fort Richardson, Alaska, competes May 10 in a Troy Shelley Affiliate team roping at Denny Calhoun Arena in Las Cruces, N.M., as part of the Army’s new Wounded Warrior Sports Program designed to give active-duty Soldiers with life-altering injuries an opportunity to compete in sporting events.

Cowboy-Soldier Launches Army’s Wounded Warrior Sports Program

Photos and story by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs (cleared for public release)

LAS CRUCES, N.M.—Purple Heart recipient Spc. Jake Lowery officially launched the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program with an inspirational team-roping performance at Denny Calhoun Arena on May 10–11.

Lowery, 26, of Fort Richardson, Alaska, lost his right eye and sustained massive head injuries when he was hit by an improvised explosive device that killed a fellow Soldier in Fallujah, Iraq, on Feb. 11, 2007.

Less than a year later, Lowery, a lifelong cowboy, was back aboard a horse and roping steers despite suffering from a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

"This pretty much keeps me going—it’s the only thing that does," he said. "Without it, I’d just be hanging out in my room somewhere."

The Wounded Warrior Sports Program was designed to give active-duty Soldiers with life-altering injuries an opportunity to compete in sporting events by paying for their athletic attire, registration fees, transportation, lodging and per diem.

Lowery travelled from Alaska to El Paso, Texas, and connected with family for a ride home to Silver City, N.M., where he, stepfather John Escobedo and grandfather Pete Escobedo loaded a trailer with horses and drove to Las Cruces for a weekend of roping.

All three competed in the Troy Shelley Affiliate event.

"This is one of the best things the Armed Forces could have done because it’s just therapy for these guys who feel like ‘I lost this. I lost that,’" said Sgt. 1st Class (ret.) Pete Escobedo, 83, who served 27 years in the Army. "If you really want to do something with yourself…Jacob is a prime example. He’s really trying.

"We’re thankful for the Army for doing everything it can for him."

Lowery teamed with different partners to successfully rope two of six steers in the first round of competition on Saturday. After roping two more in the second round and another in the third, he was sitting in third place entering the final short round. But when prize money came into play, his steer got away.

"It looked good to me," Lowery said of his final toss. "I’m not sure how he got out of it. I guess it happens that way sometimes, especially in this sport. Maybe I roped him a little too low. If not, I don’t know."

Despite struggling with limited depth perception, Lowery is encouraged that his roping skills will continue to improve. He already bounced back to win an all-around crown in Alaska and teamed with his stepfather to capture the team-roping title at the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association’s 2007 World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas.

"I’m not back to where I was, by any means," Lowery said. "I just keep practicing and hope it eventually comes back."
Lowery’s first run of 8.43 seconds was one of the fastest of the morning among 450 cowboys in Las Cruces. He posted another quality time of 8.69.

"Yeah, it was good, but it could have been better," he said of the full day of roping. "It was awesome just to come down and get out of the cold weather for awhile. I really enjoyed it."

Pete has faith that Jake eventually will overcome TBI and PTSD. Putting him on a horse is the best therapy he knows.

"I have been roping with Jacob since he was knee high to a grasshopper," granddad said. "I just don’t have words to explain the love that we have for Jacob and how much we enjoy ourselves doing what we do. He’s worked very hard. I’m sorry that he had to be injured the way that he was, but we’re doing the best that we can.

"He has taken his injury and forgotten it, to a degree, while he is doing what he loves the most. If you go to our house, this is all you’ll find: horses and cattle. If we’re not roping today, we’re roping tomorrow."

On this weekend, they were roping both days—three generations of cowboys taking turns roping steers in 100-degree desert heat.

"Jake has done remarkably well in coping with his injury," Pete said. "Instead of saying: ‘Well, I’m injured,’ he says: ‘I’m going to do what I can. The Good Lord handed me this hand, so I’m going to do with what he dealt me the best that I can.’"

John, too, is proud of how Jake has dealt with adversity, but he’s also experienced the aftereffects firsthand.

"Sometimes he gets those debilitating headaches and they just knock him smooth out," John said. "And then he just doesn’t feel like doing anything. And if he does feel like it, his head is hurting so bad that he’s not able to.

"There’s a lot of stuff in your head after you go to war and get blown up that you just can’t throw away. Me, I don’t have a clue because I’ve never been, but I can just imagine. A good friend of mine was a Navy SEAL in Vietnam and he got blown up big-time, and the guy’s got the best attitude of anybody I ever met.

"Jake wasn’t hit for ten minutes and he was on the phone asking: ‘What can I do?’" John said. "We got him cycled through (the recovery process) and once he started getting right, he called me up and said: ‘It’s not the events in your life that matter; it’s what you do with those events. If you want to lie around and be a crybaby, be a crybaby. If you want to jump up and do something…’"
That call made John proud.

"I told him before he left: ‘When you sign (enlistment papers with the Army), I can’t come and get you.’ And he said: ‘I ain’t worried.’ He’s never regretted his decision to go, not at all. He’s never got on the ‘Poor me, I wish I hadn’t’ and stuff like that. We hand him a lot and don’t give him the opportunity to lie around and have his own personal pity party. It’s like: ‘Hey, get up, let’s go do something.’"
Then another curious moment comes along.

"At to the world finals last year, he was sitting up at the top of the coliseum by himself," John recalled. "He just couldn’t stand the confinement of having people all around him. It’s just the little things, like he’ll forget to shut the gate (after riding the horse through)."

The affects also can be seen in Jake’s prolonged moments of silence.

"If we can ever get him to where he’ll just start talking again and intermingling with people and not being paranoid, I think life will be good," John said. "When he’s on horseback or working out, he’s a normal guy. But we’ll be sitting at the house watching TV or something and it ain’t the same guy. We drove six- or seven-hundred miles to the world finals—14 hours of drive time—and he probably said three words.

"But you stick him on a horse or in the gym, where his comfort zone is, and he’s fine."

At age 83, Pete derives inspiration from his injured grandson.
"His motivation is the love for this sport, and that keeps him wanting to get better instead of finding excuses as to why he can’t do something," he said. "He’s finding ways and reasons to do whatever he can. We really don’t worry too much about him, especially when we see how he’s progressing and conducting himself with his injury. He’s just not letting it get him down."

Jake believes that sets him apart from some of his fellow injured troops, whom he says "don’t seem to want to do anything." He couldn’t wait to get active again.

"Some of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation people told me about it when I was at the Warrior Transition Unit," Lowery said of the Wounded Warrior Sports Program. "About two days later, I sent in the paperwork. I sent them about four or five events they could pick from."

"This was the perfect venue for this particular guy," said Army sports specialist Mark Dunivan, who expects more applicants to follow. "I have been contacted by an amputee who wants to run in the USA Triathlon Physically Challenged National Championships in New York in July. I think it’s just a matter of getting the word out a little bit more."

Instructions for the application process to participate in the Wounded Warrior Sports Program are available at www.ArmyMWR.com. For more details, contact Dunivan at mark.dunivan@us.army.mil or 719-526-3908 or Peggy Hutchinson at peggy.hutchinson@us.army.mil or 703-681-7211.

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Program, visit the U.S. Army online at: www.armymwr.com

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On her Facebook page Friday, the graduate of Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism who joined KHQ last August, offered a mea culpa to her viewers for her double slip of the tongue.
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… message header for item 1… Creeping on computers: social media and college gossip

Where the gossip really gets bad is on sites like FSUACB.com, the Florida State University forum on CollegeLeak.com. If I tried to list all the racist, sexist, homophobic, idiotic and/or trolling comments made on FSUACB.com in the last week alone, this article would be longer than most of George R. R. Martin’s books. In all seriousness, to give people anonymity on the Internet is to give them free reign to unleash all the worst things that come to mind.
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…..item 1)…. Creeping on computers: social media and college gossip …

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I have to admit that on the list of things I don’t understand, people’s obsessions with one another’s lives are pretty high up there. I’m not even talking about celebrities; I’m talking about the way college students use social media to satisfy their fixation with their peers.

I get it though. I can see how easy it is to get sucked into caring about the gossip of who made out with who last night, and I understand the appeal of sites like CollegeLeak.com, which allows students to post anonymously about whatever they want in university specific forums.

And frankly, it’s pretty hilarious to see a montage of pictures showing the same man or woman making out with two or three different people in public in the same night. Why do I think it’s hilarious? Because I think if someone is so oblivious as to start sucking face with a stranger in the middle of a bar, they are more than fair game for jokes on the Internet. It’s not about judging or shaming people; at least that’s not how I see it.

Where the gossip really gets bad is on sites like FSUACB.com, the Florida State University forum on CollegeLeak.com. If I tried to list all the racist, sexist, homophobic, idiotic and/or trolling comments made on FSUACB.com in the last week alone, this article would be longer than most of George R. R. Martin’s books. In all seriousness, to give people anonymity on the Internet is to give them free reign to unleash all the worst things that come to mind.

And as much as I would like to write that I’m blindsided or horrified by these websites, I can’t. I can’t say that because I think all the anonymous bashing or complaining or pictures of couples making out really isn’t that big a deal.

If you make out in public, don’t claim your privacy was violated when you find a picture of yourself in the act online. Is it creepy to take pictures of couples making out in public? Maybe. It is a hell of a lot less creepy than spying on couples in the privacy of a house or apartment, and it’s definitely not a violation of privacy. If anything, my witnessing two people snogging in the middle of a bar is more upsetting than the idea of pictures of said snoggers being posted online.

But it doesn’t matter either way. Some anonymous Internet troll who posts stupid or even racist comments that are downright libel can’t really hurt you. Sure, it would be embarrassing for someone to see a picture of themselves on @SeminoleMakeouts, a Twitter account that tweets pictures of random Tallahassee college students making out, but it’s not the end of the world.

As far as the anonymous racism, hate and trolling goes, I have to say the best thing to do is ignore it. Even the worst of it would likely be found by a court to fall under freedom of speech, and even the worst of it is just the ranting of someone who is probably having a day much worse than yours. To me, the only appropriate reaction here is pity. Pity the people whose lives are so empty that they need to resort to anonymous Internet trolling, and then just continue on with your day. Otherwise, you’re just playing into their stupidity.
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…..item 2)…. ‘F*** me! I can’t even f***ing talk’: Rookie TV news reporter drops TWO F-bombs just seconds apart …

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By SNEJANA FARBEROV
PUBLISHED: 14:34 EST, 26 June 2013 | UPDATED: 17:06 EST, 26 June 2013

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Yet another television news reporter has found herself in hot water after dropping not one, but two F-bombs just seconds apart in a segment about strawberry picking for a Washington state Fox affiliate.

In the now viral video which was aired Friday night, KHQ Spokane reporter Linsday Nadrich became tongue-tied and let the pair of profanities slip in quick succession not in a live shot, but rather in a pre-recorded video, which then somehow ended up being aired during the 10pm news show.

‘Despite the rain, I do have to tell you it’s worth the drive and worth fighting this rain condition,’ Nadrich said, then adding, ‘f*** me! I can’t even f***ing talk.’

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Oops! KHQ Spokane reporter Lindsay Nadrich was reporting on strawberry picking when she uttered a pair of profanities

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Potty mouth: Nadrich dropped two F-bombs on air in quick succession, saying: ‘f*** me! I can’t even f***ing talk’

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Potty mouth: Nadrich dropped two F-bombs on air in quick succession, saying: ‘f*** me! I can’t even f***ing talk’

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Shock! US anchor’s surprise when reporter swears on air

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FOX 10:04 49 degrees
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YouTube video … KHQ Reporter Lindsay Nadrich Swears On Live TV June 21st, 2013 … 28 seconds

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With a grin on her face, the blond on-air personality then topped off her already blooper-packed clip by appearing to pick a wedgie.

When the segment was broadcast, the news station aired the expletive-laden take, which was followed by a priceless reaction for the anchor who stared into the camera for a few seconds, visibly shaken, before apologizing and moving on to a report about peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban.

‘We definitely apologize for that editing error in that story,’ the embarrassed news presenter said.
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Nice touch: Nadrich topped off her already blooper-packed clip by appearing to pick a wedgie

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Deer in the headlights: After the embarrassing segment aired, the anchor stared into the camera for a few seconds, visibly shocked, before apologizing and quickly switching topics

KHQ Spokane

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On her Facebook page Friday, the graduate of Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism who joined KHQ last August, offered a mea culpa to her viewers for her double slip of the tongue.

‘To all who watched the ten o’clock newscast: I sincerely apologize for the error,’ she wrote. ‘It was not our intention for that to make air. I apologize to those I have offended.’

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The post has drawn nearly 200 comments, with most users taking Nardich’s side in the F-bomb fiasco and pointing a finger of blame at her editors.

‘I’m sure the majority of reporters have "cursed" at a fumbled taping, trusting their co-workers to have the sense to select and use the final version,’ John Warden wrote. ‘There is no reason that you should be held accountable for this. keep your head up and continue doing your job the best you can.’
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Career path: Nadrich joined KHQ Spokane last August after working as a production associate in the long form department at CNBC

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Career path: Nadrich joined KHQ Spokane last August after working as a production associate in the long form department at CNBC

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Chris Tizz chimed in, writing, ‘Anyone who actually got offended, lives under a rock and should move to never never land.’

Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann also rushed to Nadrich’s defense, tweeting to her on Sunday: ‘Hang in there. I once mashed up "quail" and "hunt" on network radio. THAT was MY fault.’

Nadrich follows in the footsteps of former North Dakota anchor turned Internet sensation A.J. Clemente, who was fired from KFYR in April after opening his very first broadcast with the words ‘f***ing s**
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Contrite: On her Facebook page Friday, Nadrich offered an apology to her viewers for her double slip of the tongue

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Famous supporter: Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann rushed to Nadrich’s defense on Twitter, putting the blame in her editors

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According to her biography on the site of KHQ, Nadrich had worked as a production associate in the long form department at CNBC and was a freelance videographer for CNN en Espanol before joining the Spokane station in 2012.

So far, the station KHQ has not said whether Nadrich would be let go for her blunder.
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Gaffe: KFYR co-anchor A.J. Clemente started his first day on the job by swearing into his microphone, perhaps unaware that it was live

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…..item 4)…. youtube video … King’s X Gretchen Goes To Nebraska Full Album … 52:26 minutes …

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Published on Jan 29, 2013
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I turned on to King’s X way before I knew they were going to be King’s X. Let me explain. I was a talent buyer for a room here in my home town in 1985. I booked a lot of bands (when not using my own) through a talent agency up in the Twin Cities, Variety/Excelsior Talent. They sent me a promo pack & full length LP of one of their top bands at the time, Sneak Preview (aptly named). I listened to the record & it was not bad, but it just was not what I was looking to book in that room at the time, mostly cover bands playing Led Zeppelin, Rush, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath, etc. So the album sat for years in my collection gathering dust, also some dummy (DAVE ARE YOU READING THIS?) spilled beer on it. Well, as some may well know, Sneek Preview later moved to Texas from their hometowm of Springfield, MO. They then changed their name to King’s X.

Forward to 1989, I was watching the "Head Banger’s Ball," on MTV. The "Head Banger’s Ball" was turning me on to all sorts of great acts. This was when MTV was about the music, not the shambles it is today. King’s X came on with their killer song from "Gretchen Goes to Nebraska," "Over My Head," & I was HOOKED!!! I had to have the album it came from & went out directly & bought it. WOW!!! It did not disappoint me! "Gretchen Goes to Nebraska," may well be my favorite album from the 80’s, though Living Colour’s "Vivid," is right there to. With "Gretchen," King’s X mixed all their influence’s, which just happens to be some of my favorite bands, into an intoxicating gumbo of epic scale! There was a cup of Rush, a cup of Hendrix, a cup of Pink Floyd, a several dashes of Pat Travers to funk things up, & sprinkled all on top of this hot gumbo stew was, Beatlesque harmonies, & that SOUFUL voice of bassist Doug Pinnick! Guitarist Ty Tabor’s command of his instrument bubbled & percolated the base for a tasty pot of pyrotechnics. While drummer Jerry Gaskill thickened & stirred this mix to perfect consistency. All pouring out with an exotic taste & fragrance of the finest ingredients cooked to perfection. Yes, my ears & brain grew fat feeding on this dish of dishes. Not a single bad ingredient in "Gretchen." "Gretchen" could be smoking hot with the funk/metal of "Over My Head," "Everybody Knows a Little Bit of Something," & "Fall on Me." It could be as soothing as ice cream on a hot summer day with the acoustic, "Summerland," & The Difference." "Gretchen" could be bold & strong tasting with the majestic monolithic ramparts that are "The Mission," I’ll Never be the Same," "Pleiades," "Don’t Believe it," & "Send a Message." "Gretchen" then had its exotic spice, "Out of the Silent Planet," & "The Burning Down." My ears just could not get enough. My brain could not inhale enough of this sweet opium for my muse. I was hopelessly addicted & 21 years after, I’ve not found a cure, nor want one.

If you can only buy one King’s X album, then "Gretchen Goes to Nebraska," is your ship. Turn it on, turn it up, & sail away!

1. Out Of The Silent Planet
2. Over My Head
3. Summerland
4. Everyone Know’s A Little Bit Of Something
5. The Difference ( in the garden of St. Anne’s-on-the-hill)

6. I’ll Never Be The Same
7. Mission
8. Fall On Me
9. Pleiades
10. Don’t Believe It (it’s easier said than done)

11. Send A Message
12. The Burning Down

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U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program – Team Roping – 10 May 2008 – Las Cruces – New Mexico – FMWRC
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Cowboy-Soldier Launches Army’s Wounded Warrior Sports Program

Photos and story by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs (cleared for public release)

LAS CRUCES, N.M.—Purple Heart recipient Spc. Jake Lowery officially launched the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program with an inspirational team-roping performance at Denny Calhoun Arena on May 10–11.

Lowery, 26, of Fort Richardson, Alaska, lost his right eye and sustained massive head injuries when he was hit by an improvised explosive device that killed a fellow Soldier in Fallujah, Iraq, on Feb. 11, 2007.

Less than a year later, Lowery, a lifelong cowboy, was back aboard a horse and roping steers despite suffering from a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

"This pretty much keeps me going—it’s the only thing that does," he said. "Without it, I’d just be hanging out in my room somewhere."

The Wounded Warrior Sports Program was designed to give active-duty Soldiers with life-altering injuries an opportunity to compete in sporting events by paying for their athletic attire, registration fees, transportation, lodging and per diem.

Lowery travelled from Alaska to El Paso, Texas, and connected with family for a ride home to Silver City, N.M., where he, stepfather John Escobedo and grandfather Pete Escobedo loaded a trailer with horses and drove to Las Cruces for a weekend of roping.

All three competed in the Troy Shelley Affiliate event.

"This is one of the best things the Armed Forces could have done because it’s just therapy for these guys who feel like ‘I lost this. I lost that,’" said Sgt. 1st Class (ret.) Pete Escobedo, 83, who served 27 years in the Army. "If you really want to do something with yourself…Jacob is a prime example. He’s really trying.

"We’re thankful for the Army for doing everything it can for him."

Lowery teamed with different partners to successfully rope two of six steers in the first round of competition on Saturday. After roping two more in the second round and another in the third, he was sitting in third place entering the final short round. But when prize money came into play, his steer got away.

"It looked good to me," Lowery said of his final toss. "I’m not sure how he got out of it. I guess it happens that way sometimes, especially in this sport. Maybe I roped him a little too low. If not, I don’t know."

Despite struggling with limited depth perception, Lowery is encouraged that his roping skills will continue to improve. He already bounced back to win an all-around crown in Alaska and teamed with his stepfather to capture the team-roping title at the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association’s 2007 World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas.

"I’m not back to where I was, by any means," Lowery said. "I just keep practicing and hope it eventually comes back."
Lowery’s first run of 8.43 seconds was one of the fastest of the morning among 450 cowboys in Las Cruces. He posted another quality time of 8.69.

"Yeah, it was good, but it could have been better," he said of the full day of roping. "It was awesome just to come down and get out of the cold weather for awhile. I really enjoyed it."

Pete has faith that Jake eventually will overcome TBI and PTSD. Putting him on a horse is the best therapy he knows.

"I have been roping with Jacob since he was knee high to a grasshopper," granddad said. "I just don’t have words to explain the love that we have for Jacob and how much we enjoy ourselves doing what we do. He’s worked very hard. I’m sorry that he had to be injured the way that he was, but we’re doing the best that we can.

"He has taken his injury and forgotten it, to a degree, while he is doing what he loves the most. If you go to our house, this is all you’ll find: horses and cattle. If we’re not roping today, we’re roping tomorrow."

On this weekend, they were roping both days—three generations of cowboys taking turns roping steers in 100-degree desert heat.

"Jake has done remarkably well in coping with his injury," Pete said. "Instead of saying: ‘Well, I’m injured,’ he says: ‘I’m going to do what I can. The Good Lord handed me this hand, so I’m going to do with what he dealt me the best that I can.’"

John, too, is proud of how Jake has dealt with adversity, but he’s also experienced the aftereffects firsthand.

"Sometimes he gets those debilitating headaches and they just knock him smooth out," John said. "And then he just doesn’t feel like doing anything. And if he does feel like it, his head is hurting so bad that he’s not able to.

"There’s a lot of stuff in your head after you go to war and get blown up that you just can’t throw away. Me, I don’t have a clue because I’ve never been, but I can just imagine. A good friend of mine was a Navy SEAL in Vietnam and he got blown up big-time, and the guy’s got the best attitude of anybody I ever met.

"Jake wasn’t hit for ten minutes and he was on the phone asking: ‘What can I do?’" John said. "We got him cycled through (the recovery process) and once he started getting right, he called me up and said: ‘It’s not the events in your life that matter; it’s what you do with those events. If you want to lie around and be a crybaby, be a crybaby. If you want to jump up and do something…’"
That call made John proud.

"I told him before he left: ‘When you sign (enlistment papers with the Army), I can’t come and get you.’ And he said: ‘I ain’t worried.’ He’s never regretted his decision to go, not at all. He’s never got on the ‘Poor me, I wish I hadn’t’ and stuff like that. We hand him a lot and don’t give him the opportunity to lie around and have his own personal pity party. It’s like: ‘Hey, get up, let’s go do something.’"
Then another curious moment comes along.

"At to the world finals last year, he was sitting up at the top of the coliseum by himself," John recalled. "He just couldn’t stand the confinement of having people all around him. It’s just the little things, like he’ll forget to shut the gate (after riding the horse through)."

The affects also can be seen in Jake’s prolonged moments of silence.

"If we can ever get him to where he’ll just start talking again and intermingling with people and not being paranoid, I think life will be good," John said. "When he’s on horseback or working out, he’s a normal guy. But we’ll be sitting at the house watching TV or something and it ain’t the same guy. We drove six- or seven-hundred miles to the world finals—14 hours of drive time—and he probably said three words.

"But you stick him on a horse or in the gym, where his comfort zone is, and he’s fine."

At age 83, Pete derives inspiration from his injured grandson.
"His motivation is the love for this sport, and that keeps him wanting to get better instead of finding excuses as to why he can’t do something," he said. "He’s finding ways and reasons to do whatever he can. We really don’t worry too much about him, especially when we see how he’s progressing and conducting himself with his injury. He’s just not letting it get him down."

Jake believes that sets him apart from some of his fellow injured troops, whom he says "don’t seem to want to do anything." He couldn’t wait to get active again.

"Some of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation people told me about it when I was at the Warrior Transition Unit," Lowery said of the Wounded Warrior Sports Program. "About two days later, I sent in the paperwork. I sent them about four or five events they could pick from."

"This was the perfect venue for this particular guy," said Army sports specialist Mark Dunivan, who expects more applicants to follow. "I have been contacted by an amputee who wants to run in the USA Triathlon Physically Challenged National Championships in New York in July. I think it’s just a matter of getting the word out a little bit more."

Instructions for the application process to participate in the Wounded Warrior Sports Program are available at www.ArmyMWR.com. For more details, contact Dunivan at mark.dunivan@us.army.mil or 719-526-3908 or Peggy Hutchinson at peggy.hutchinson@us.army.mil or 703-681-7211.

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Program, visit the U.S. Army online at: www.armymwr.com

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Question by bizleads4u: Did LGN Revolution merge with another online company this week and who was the other online marketing company?
I heard LGN Revolution a top online marketing company was making a major announcement today to its members as to it purchase or merger of another major online marketing company.

Best answer:

Answer by gokirt
The news today is that LGN Revolution a top online marketing company, that makes available one of the lowest entry level and best compensation plans in the industry has purchased another leading online marketing company, EDC Diamond.
LGN Revolution’s advantage over other online marketing companies is that for as little as $ 200.00 you can have a new state of the art, full functional website with autoresponder, weekly training meetings for new and experienced marketers, and much much more. With LGN Revolutions superb mentoring program and built in residual income stream, it makes the decision process to join LGN Revolution a no brainier. If your looking for a online marketing business to get involved with and make some serious money this is the opportunity to look at.

I like LGN Revolution because it has 3 different levels. It is growing with ongoing upgrades to the System without a change in price and the CEO, James Ward, is involved in the business and available if you have any questions or problem.

In this Time of Recession when people are desperate for extra-income, as well as a chance for Financial FREEDOM, yet very careful on their spending, I find that LGN REVOLUTION is the answer! It is affordable and right now much more attractive as a business. This new purchase by LGN Revolution will enhance its position in the making money online business market.

Complete details of the acquisition have not been revealed at this point according to James Ward CEO of LGN Revolution, he mentioned that details still needed to be worked out to make the change fair and equitable for both companies. In his communication with LGN Revolutions members during a live webinar Tuesday night he mentioned LGN Revolution would be utilizing most of the products from EDC Diamond.

EDC Diamond’s products now consist of hundreds of titles, worth thousands of dollars, delivered in the form of videos, CDs, books and software titles that are both inspirational and instructional. You’ll find the highest quality, most current and up-to-date, products by industry leaders exclusive to EDC Diamond.

Members have immediate access to the best Mindset, Skill-set & Training products bar-none.

This is a true e-commerce digital product business with 100% of the resale profits going directly to the marketer.
* Over $ 100,000 of Digital Downloadable Products
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* NO ONE has the complete set like EDC
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* Fortune 500 Corporations and SMB Businesses use our products together with our Training
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* Network Marketing meets the Corporate World
* Inclusive and an important part of your business success
* Our Products are directly correlated WITH our Product Training (6 day’s a week, live classes)
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EDC’S collection consists of 100’s of individual products.
Marketing & Personal Development Products in the form of software,
videos, audios, e-books & podcasts. Offering you an exceptional value!
Members have immediate access to the best personal development
& training products bar-none.

The merger of these to companies into one LGN Revolution ,will greatly enhance and explode the online marketing industry. I’m sure both new marketers coming into the industry as well as old will find the benefits of the LGN Revolutions system of great value.

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