Ret. Marine Risks Life to Save Fallen Man on Train Tracks

WTOP.com October 21, 2010 ARLINGTON, Va. – Metro has released a video of a man who jumped onto the tracks to save a complete stranger in August. The video shows a man who has a medical emergency falling onto the tracks at the Virginia Square-GMU station. As people on both sides of the tracks are seen waving to get the attention of Metro workers, the good Samaritan — retired Marine Lt. Col. Dimas Pinzon — is on the opposite tracks. He could hear somebody yelling, “Get off the tracks. Get off the tracks.” Pinzon, 57, says he saw an oncoming train slowing down. He decided to jump down and cross over both rail lines to get to the ill man. “You just don’t think. You just do,” Pinzon tells Channel 4. Another man also jumped down to help but turned back. With the help of another man on the platform, Pinzon hoisted the ill man up. “The guy needed help. You just go out and do it,” he says. If either...
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Happy Birthday Navy – Oct 13th 1775

The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on 13 October 1775, by authorizing the procurement, fitting out, manning, and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in America. The legislation also established a Naval Committee to supervise the work. All together, the Continental Navy numbered some fifty ships over the course of the war, with approximately twenty warships active at its maximum strength. Photo # NH 85210-KN: Continental Ship Columbus bringing in the British brig Lord Lifford, 1776. Painting by W. Nowland Van Powell After the American War for Independence, Congress sold the surviving ships of the Continental Navy and released the seamen and officers. The Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress “to provide and maintain a navy.” Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigates in 1794, and the War Department administered naval...
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Sheep Dog National Office Grand Opening

The Sheep Dog Impact Assistance National Office recently relocated to the Center for Nonprofits at St Mary’s in Rogers, Arkansas. Our grand opening took place on Oct 1st. We are excited to be located at the Center for Nonprofits and look forward to our new found ability to expand our support operations and educate more people about the Sheep Dog mission. Also, we look forward to sharing our story with fellow nonprofits at the CFN and learning from their experiences. Already we have teamed up with the CFN and two other organizations to sponsor a Turkey Trot 5K Charity Run on Thanksgiving Day. This will bring awareness to the CFN and launch the Sheep Dog Holiday Season benefiting Sheep Dogs in Need. We will write more about this later, but as of now we plan on adopting several Sheep Dog families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check back with us in the coming days if you are interested in adopting or assisting with the...
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Double-Amputee Returns to Combat

ASHOQEH, Afghanistan — When a bomb exploded under Dan Luckett’s Army Humvee in Iraq two years ago — blowing off one of his legs and part of his foot — the first thing he thought was: “That’s it. You’re done. No more Army for you.” But two years later, the 27-year-old Norcross, Ga., native is back on duty — a double-amputee fighting on the front lines of America’s Afghan surge in one of the most dangerous parts of this volatile country. Luckett’s remarkable recovery can be attributed in part to dogged self-determination. But technological advances have been crucial: Artificial limbs today are so effective, some war-wounded like Luckett are not only able to do intensive sports like snow skiing, they can return to active duty as fully operational Soldiers. The Pentagon says 41 American amputee veterans are now serving in combat zones worldwide. Luckett was a young platoon leader on his first tour in Iraq when an explosively formed penetrator — a bomb...
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Marc Alan Lee

On August 2nd, 2006, Marc Alan Lee became the first US Navy SEAL killed in Iraq. Marc epitomises EVERYTHING that is a Sheep Dog! We pay special tribute to Marc today because of his mother’s extraordinary efforts to remember Marc and America’s Mighty Warriors. We are proud to call Debbie Lee a friend, and even more proud to remember her son Marc and his ultimate sacrifice in fighting for and defending our great nation! Read more below and please take time to visit AmericasMightyWarriors.com. Marc Lee was part of a dedicated Naval Special Warfare team fighting the insurgency in Iraq, supporting the U.S. in its efforts to bring peace and stability to that country. His valorous conduct, exemplary leadership, and extraordinary self-sacrifice for his fellow service members have earned him the highest respect and gratitude of his fellow SEALs, the Navy, and our nation. Lee enlisted in the Navy in 2001. After an initial attempt at BUD/S training and temporary reassignment to...
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Five Years After the Storm

Five years ago this week Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast. Out of the devastation that followed arose an organization committed to helping others, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance was born. Sheep Dog is dedicated to assisting the men and women that form the ranks of our country’s first responders, our protectors, our Sheep Dog’s. And in doing so, we hope men and women everywhere are encouraged to assist others in times of need. Helping others is a way of life…find a way to make a difference! Read more about the History of Sheep Dog and our trip to the gulf after the storm. Visit this link to see a video news story on the Recovery of Pass Christian after Hurricane Katrina. Also, later this week we will post unseen photos of our trip to Pass Christian on facebook this week....
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Carjacker picked the wrong victim this time

The man with the gun usually has the advantage. But not in this case — not when a 20-year-old thief tries to rob someone with more than 20 years of military experience. Army veteran Robert Tillman, 46, had gone to a Kansas City car wash Sunday morning to clean his girlfriend’s Pontiac sport utility vehicle. A gunman slipped into his car wash bay at 3011 Van Brunt Blvd. and accosted him when he returned from the change machine. “You know what time it is,” the gunman barked. “Give it up!” Tillman couldn’t believe it. “Are you kidding me?” he asked. “Yeah,” the robber replied. “Give me your money. Give me everything. Empty your pockets!” Tillman’s next statement could have been a clue to the robber that he had targeted the wrong victim. “Sir,” Tillman said, using military courtesy, “I don’t have any money. I have a single dollar bill and $6 in change.” Enraged, the robber demanded more. “I know you got more! Don’t make me shoot you!” he...
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Northwest Arkansas Preparedness Fair

Plan to attend the 2010 Preparedness Fair Saturday, Aug. 21 to learn how to prepare your family, your home and your pocket book for emergency situations. The 2010 Northwest Arkansas Preparedness Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1101 McCollum Drive, Bentonville, Ark. This free event includes lunch, 72-hour kit items, smoke detectors, walk-in blood drive and presentations on preparedness topics. There will also be fun activities for the kids, free child IDs and various emergency vehicles to explore. In addition there will be more than 75 booths hosted by local organizations such as emergency response teams, emergency training personnel, the Red Cross and other community service groups. For more information click www.nwapreparednessfair.com or call Melanie Christensen at 479-553-7078....
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