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  • JPR
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    A perspective not often seen in the press

    Not often?.....I can't remember ever!.....Excellent story.

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  • BikeCop501
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    A perspective not often seen in the press

    E-Mail from Captain John Hunt, US Army in Afghanistan
    Thanks to Cliff Parrot for forwarding the following E-Mail from US Army
    Captain John Hunt who is in Afghanistan.
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    <></><>Hi everyone. </>
    I'm still alive but freezing my tail off. We got 8 inches of snow last week
    and it reached 5 degrees below zero that night. That's not why I'm
    e-mailing though.
    You may have heard about a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul last Thursday.
    It was at one of our FOB's (Forward Observation Bases) about 27 miles from
    here.
    But the real story is why no one was killed.
    We employ several thousand Afghans on our various bases. Not to mention the
    economy that is fed by the money these locals are making.
    Some are laborers and builders, but some are skilled workers. We even have
    one Afghan that just became OSHA qualified, the first ever. Some are
    skilled HVAC workers.
    Anyway, there is this one Afghan that we call Rambo. We have actually given
    him a couple of sets of the new ACU uniforms (the new Army digital
    camouflage) with the name tag RAMBO on it. His entire family was killed by
    the Taliban and his home was where our base currently resides. So this guy
    really had nowhere else to go. He has reached such a level of trust with US
    Forces that his job is to stand at the front gate and basically be the first
    security screening. Since he can't have a weapon, he found a big red pipe.
    So he stands there at the front gate in his US Army ACU uniform with his red
    pipe. If a vehicle approaches the gate too fast or fails to stop he slams
    his pipe down on their hood. Then once the gate is lifted the vehicle moves
    on the 2nd gate where the US Army MP's are. So he's like the first line of
    defense. Last Thursday at 0930 hrs a Toyota Corolla packed with explosives
    and some Jack *** that thinks he has 72 Virgins waiting for him approached
    the gate.
    When he saw Rambo he must have recognized him and known the gig was up.
    But he needed to get to that 2nd gate to detonate and take American lives.
    So he slams his foot on the gas which almost causes the metal gate to go up
    but mostly catches on the now broken windshield. Rambo fearlessly ran to the
    vehicle, reached thru the window and jerked the suicide bomber out of the
    vehicle before he could detonate and commenced to putting some red pipe to
    his heathen ***.
    He detained the guy until the MP got there.
    The vehicle only exploded when they tried to push it off base with a robot
    but no one was hurt.
    I'm still waiting for someone to give this guy a medal or something.
    Nothing less than instant US citizenship or something. A hat was passed
    around and a lot of money was given to him in thanks by both soldiers and
    civilians that are working over here. I guess I just wanted to share this
    because I want people to know that it's working over here. They have tasted
    freedom. This makes it worth it to me.
    JOHN W. HUNT, CPT , US ARMY

    Operations Officer
    Bagram Afghanistan

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