Eric Florack on March 8th, 2009

This week, Bruce examines the story behind SFC Frederick Rowell. You need to read this one. Project Hero, is a worthy attempt on McQ’s part to remind us that we have heroes among us. Further, that these need to be honored as such. We at BitsBlog are proud to lend our voice to such a […]

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Eric Florack on March 3rd, 2009

I wondered when these would come back again: SSG Jason Fetty was assigned to a Provincial Reconstruction Team, which, as the name denotes, isn’t a combat unit. It is a civil affairs unit with a much different role. He was a member of the Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team or PRT as they’re known, and very […]

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Eric Florack on January 17th, 2009

Today Bruce over at Q&O tells the story of  CPL Moses Cardenas. It’s worth the read.

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Eric Florack on August 16th, 2008

The doorbell rang at 3am. Mike Morel answered it and stood staring at 3 Marines . “You’re going to tell me my son is dead”, he said. “Yes, sir”, one of the Marines answered. “Was he in the front when he died”. “Yes, sir”, said the Marine. Said Mike Morel, “I always knew that’s where […]

Continue reading about Project Hero: CPT Brent Morel, Navy Cross

Eric Florack on July 28th, 2008

Timing is everything. Bruce posts a Project Hero post, and I’m out of town. Oh, well.   This week, Bruce digs into the story of an attack in Afghanistan a few weeks ago, where 9 soldiers got killed. The story here, though is while vastly outnumbers, our people still triumphed.

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Eric Florack on June 21st, 2008

Usually, when McQ breaks out the “Project Hero” header, there’s a medal involved. IN this case, not so. Yet, the kind of courage exhibited by Sgt Merlin German, deserves to be honored, nonetheless. McQ tells the tale. Project Hero, is a worthy attempt on McQ’s part to remind us that we have heroes among us. […]

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Eric Florack on May 4th, 2008

This week, McQ passes along the amazing story of MSG Brendan O’Connor, putting together bits of the story from several sources. As always, worth a read. Project Hero, is a worthy attempt on McQ’s part to remind us that we have heroes among us. Further, that these need to be honored as such. We at […]

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Eric Florack on April 26th, 2008

Bruce has a great story, today: When you read of this young man’s heroics, remember when this happened he was a Lance Corporal and a driver. The fact that he assessed the situation, realized he had to take charge and did so is a testament to both his courage and Marine Corps training. His successful […]

Continue reading about Project Hero: LCPL Todd Corbin, Navy Cross

Eric Florack on April 12th, 2008

Today, Bruce McQuain continues his honoring of heros by turning his attention to Michael Mansoor, a Navy Seal. Go and read, and learn once again, what Heroism means. Project Hero, is a worthy attempt on McQ’s part to remind us that we have heroes among us. Further, that these need to be honored as such. […]

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Eric Florack on April 5th, 2008

Today, McQ relates the story of a young National Guard staff sergeant who was a convoy commander in charge of getting all the vehicles and the 15 soldiers back to his base in Iraq safely. Naturally about 30 insurgents decided they’d ambush him and the convoy with the idea of killing or capturing them all. […]

Continue reading about Project Hero: SSG Chad Malmberg, Silver Star

Eric Florack on March 30th, 2008

Meet today’s hero, SSG Raymond Bittinger, an infantryman and squad leader with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division. On the day of this incident he was attached to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment. So says McQ yesterday. A great story, made all the greater by the reaction of Bittinger, […]

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Eric Florack on March 22nd, 2008

Read this story, and know what you’re reading is about bravery that cannot be ignored. Amazing, what these people do for each other. More amazing that they do it for you and I. Project Hero, is a worthy attempt on McQ’s part to remind us that we have heroes among us. Further, that these need […]

Continue reading about Project Hero: 1Lt. David Tiedeman, Silver Star

Eric Florack on March 15th, 2008

Bruce says: Spc. Brown became only the second woman in the War on Terror to receive the Silver Star and the first woman in Afghanistan. Spc. Brown, a 19 year old medic with 4th Squadron of the 73rd Cavalry Regiment, was there for them that day in Afghanistan when her comrades need her most. Read […]

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Eric Florack on March 9th, 2008

Today, McQ examines the story of SGT Willie Copeland III, a Navy Cross recipient. As Bruce says, you wonder how you’d react to such a situation. We can only hope we’d react with the level of bravery and smarts that Sgt Copeland showed on that day. Project Hero, is a worthy attempt on McQ‘s part […]

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Eric Florack on February 23rd, 2008

Heh. I no sooner make comment on how Bruce hasn’t been doing any of these of late at Q&O, and viola’, one shows up. This time, the story related is of one Timothy Nein, A Staff Sgt with the 617th Military Police company. An amazing story, which I urge you to go and read. Project […]

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