Incredible Video: Marine Returns From Afghanistan, Greeted By 6-Year-Old Son With Cerebral Palsy Walking For the First Time

May 11, 2012 at 7:45 am (Afghanistan, Cerebral Palsy, Homecoming, Iraq, Kuwait, Marine, Soldier, Surprise, Welcome Home)

If this doesn’t make you emotional, then you’re simply not alive.

H/T Weasel Zippers

Video description:

“When my husband left on his deployment, our 6-year-old son could not walk on his own. He has cerebral palsy. Doctors originally said that he would never walk or do much of anything. While daddy was away, he learned to walk. For his homecoming, we set it up for Michael to walk to his daddy for the first time ever! We kept the fact that he could walk a secret the whole time his dad was gone!”


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Flags Flown at Half-Staff For Corporal Christopher D. Bordoni

April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am (Afghanistan, Andrew Cuomo, Christoper D. Bordoni, Flags, Governor, Heroes, Marine, New York)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, April 10 in honor of a New York Marine who died on April 3.

Corporal Christopher D. Bordoni died as a result of wounds sustained January 18, 2012, while conducting combat operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Corporal Bordoni was from Ithaca.

“I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Corporal Bordoni,” said Governor Cuomo. “We will forever honor the service and sacrifice of this New York Marine. I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fellow Marines.”

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state’s service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

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Marine and Best-Selling Author Announces New Training Program

April 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm (EMT, Fire Fighter, First Responder, Law Enforcement, Marine, Reaction Leader, Training)

Former Marine, Paul Roarke, has announced a leadership training program for First Responders that he believes is the best available for the price – anywhere.  Roarke himself is a born leader, having served as an active duty USMC Master Gunnery Sergeant for nearly three decades, and is the best-selling author of the first responder fitness manual, Corps Strength.

Roarke states:

“Myself and my business partners would like to announce the beginning of a new ground breaking training initiative; “Reaction Leader, LLC”. Reaction Leader provides the very best in Leadership training for First Responders; Fire-Fighters, Law Enforcement and EMT Professionals. Bringing together over 100 years of military and civilian leadership experience our system combines dynamic classroom instruction with state-of-the-art training equipment. Results focused, hands on training that will yield real world results.
Check out our website at
In any case thanks for your time and consideration.
Semper Fi.”


Reaction Leader, LLC was founded in response to the ever-increasing demand from emergency management professionals for real world, effective and useful leadership training.
The Reaction Leader training concept was brought together by a team of highly experienced leadership professionals. Drawing from over 100 years of combined active military, government and civilian experience, we have combined the best time-tested training methods while adding new innovative, enhanced training techniques. Combining dynamic classroom instruction and our one of a kind, hands-on “Reaction Trainer“, we provide the most effective First Responder leadership training available anywhere in the world today.
Our new training system and patented “Reaction Trainer” equipment is unique and effective in that it is:
  • Professionally developed and engineered to mentally and physically test, develop and evaluate the people management skills of our students.
  • Completely portable… we come to you and bring everything needed for training.
  • Thoroughly tested, proven safe and effective.

What exactly defines a “Reaction Leader”?

Quite simply, they are heroes in every day life – Fire-Fighters, Law Enforcement personnel, EMTs and all those who must quickly react to any crisis that may arise.  First Responders lead the way to help those in need and protect our homes and families, and their duties will often take them into harm’s way.

Check out the site today…

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Must See Video: How Do You Make a Marine Scream Like a Baby?

January 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm (Comedy, Countdown, Funny, Hilarious, Jarhead, Marine, Screaming, Screaming Marine)

You put him on a slingshot ride in Orlando, Florida.

Before the ride starts, he actually says, ‘I’d rather be in Afghanistan’.

His reaction, the scream of sheer terror as he yells ‘That was not a countdown!’, is absolutely hilarious.  (h/t All-American Blogger)

All-American Blogger writes:

God bless both these guys. They’re awesome. Good to see them back home having a good time. Well, one of them, at least.

Bless them indeed…  But watching the one guy being tortured is just too funny!

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