1. Daughter of Army Ranger - Heather Harris


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    • The "Salute Seen Around the World"


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      While on patrol in Afghanistan, Sgt. Josh Hargis lost both of his legs when an IED exploded. While he lay sedated in his hospital bed, he was awarded the purple heart and managed to raise his bandaged arm in proper salute. The image quickly went viral. And in January we spoke with Sgt. Hargis about his new reality, and the physical and mental challenges he now endures.

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      • Sgt. Josh Hargis - Warrior Walk - NBC News - 3-7-2014


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        Sgt. Josh Hargis, his wife Taylor, and about 50 local walkers approach the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Tuesday to complete the final stretch of the 222-mile Warrior’s Walk across Georgia. Hargis’ brother-in-law, Sgt. Patrick Griffith, organized the walk from Fort Stewart, Ga., near Savannah, to honor Hargis and other soldiers who have suffered serious injury, or have been killed, while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The corporal joined the walk in Columbus, and completed most of the trek along Victory Drive in his wheelchair. He walked the final quarter mile to the museum. Hargis lost both of his legs from below the knee in October 2013 during a raid in southern Afghanistan while with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger With a little less than half a mile to go, Army Sgt. Josh Hargis, the soldier known for the “salute seen around the world,” made the participants of the Warrior’s Walk.It was at that point he left the custom-built, hand-powered cycle he was using to travel and put on his new prosthetic legs. He then marched with the group from near the Hampton Inn to the front door of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. It was the first time his mother Laura Heitman had seen him walk in person. “It was very touching,” she said. Hargis lost both legs from the knee down last October during a raid in southern Afghanistan involving members of the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Explosions from improvised explosive devices killed four soldiers and wounded others. His brother-in-law Sgt. Patrick Griffith, who organized the 222-mile trek from Fort Stewart, Ga., to raise funds to support the Hargis family, also wasn’t surprised to see the wounded soldier walk the final distance. “I didn’t think Josh would do anything less than that,” he said. Hargis is receiving rehabilitation in San Antonio and arrived here for the last day of the walk that began Feb. 17. Hargis, who was stationed at Fort Benning, did not speak to local media Tuesday. Heitman was not surprised to see her son make the walk and said she was touched by the outpouring of support. “He has made good progress and will continue to improve,” she said. Hargis received worldwide attention for what he did during a Purple Heart ceremony. At the time, he was sedated and in severe pain in an Afghanistan hospital following surgery to stabilize his wounds. There were more than 50 people in the room for the ceremony, a combination of military and medical personnel. The Ranger regimental commander pinned the Purple Heart to Hargis’ blanket, then leaned down and whispered thanks to Hargis for his sacrifice. Military protocol dictates that the recipient salute after receiving the medal, but those present assumed Hargis was unconscious and unable to render a salute. But his arm, full of wrappings and tubes, emerged from the blanket and delivered a salute. The commander wrote a letter to Hargis’ pregnant wife, Taylor, along with the photo. She posted it online. Griffith said Tuesday that 11 people — friends and family — walked the entire 222 miles. The walkers were greeted by fifth graders from Clubview Elementary waving American flags. Griffith said he did not know how much money had been raised. “This whole thing is much bigger than any of us ever expected,” he said. “Everything about the walk was positive.” As Hargis approached the museum, he saluted a group of veterans. The crowd included several Rangers. Retired Col. Ralph Puckett spoke to those gathered and told Hargis, “We are honored by your presence.” He called Hargis “a great example for all of us.” “Rangers never quit. Rangers lead the way,” Puckett said.

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        • Ruckpack -- For Every Battle -- :30 Spot


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          Dir/Writer: Zach Guerra Prod: Brian O'Hare, Harry Humphries DP: James Whitaker Co: HELO - Justin Moore-Lewy, Brendan Kiernan Sound: Kim Foscato Color: The Mill LA Music: RPG

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          • The Rest of the Story | Keni Thomas


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            May 12, 2013 Speaker: Keni Thomas Here’s your chance to hear real stories told by people who’ve been in your shoes, as well as in places you’ve never gone. Hear from world record holder, marathon and Ironman triathlete Scott Rigsby. And Hollywood actress, writer & Lutheran, Susan Isaacs. And Army Ranger Keni Thomas, who fought in the battle portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down. You’ll hear their stories of trial and triumph and learn about what’s really behind The Rest of The Story.

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            • Remembering Pat Tillman


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              Arizona Cardinal football player turned Army Ranger, killed in action during operation Iraqi Freedom. Tyler Griffin Reporting (2004) - www.Mindshift-Media.com

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              • A Second Knock at the Door - Trailer VOD


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                A Second Knock at the Door is an award-winning documentary that offers a rare glimpse into the lives of military families dealing with the loss of loved ones to friendly fire. Through interviews and investigative reports, this film explores key incidents that forced families of the fallen to embark on individual but integrally linked quests for the truth after the Army attempted to bury the truth within the "fog of war." Unwilling to allow these soldiers to be defined by their death, A Second Knock at the Door explores the men outside of their uniforms through the eyes of the communities that saw them not only as heroes but as sons, husbands, fathers, fiancés, and friends. Directed by Christopher E. Grimes

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                • The Fall Line


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                  After losing his legs in a grenade blast in Iraq, 101st Airborne Ranger Heath Calhoun finds freedom in an unlikely location—on the ski slopes of Aspen, Colorado. Calhoun earns a spot to represent his country again, as a Paralympic ski racer. With gold in the balance, Calhoun commits everything to the challenge. The Fall Line has won numerous awards including: •Winner of the prestigious Official Best of Fest, "Award-Winning Films to Inspire." •Winner, Best Documentary Short, Mammoth Mountain Film Festival •Winner, Most Inspiring Story, 5 Point Film Festival •Official Selection, Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour •Honorable Mention, Documentary, Taos Shortz Film Fest Produced and directed by Tyler Stableford, www.tylerstableford.com Editor: Dave Wruck Shot with the Canon 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV cameras; edited with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. See the making of the film on Canon's Digital Learning Center: http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/galleries/galleries/sample_videos/fall_line_bts_gallery.shtml

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                  • "Ranger Ready" (The Big Picture)


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                    From the archives of the Special Operations History Foundation: a United States Army television program describing the activities of United States Army Ranger Training (mid to late 1950's). US Nattional Archives ARC Identifier 2569498 / Local Identifier 111-TV-228 Item from Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 The original release sheet reads: For this issue of THE BIG PICTURE our camera crews have journeyed into the mountains of North Georgia and the swamps of Florida in order to bring the story of the U.S. Army Rangers to the television screens of America. The Rangers are a proud corps of elite combat-ready troops who undergo the most rugged training in the Army. The first Ranger unit dates back almost 200 years ago when the original thirteen colonies were under British rule. They served with General Washington's Colonial troops and they were active in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. When the Communist aggressors struck in Korea, the call for the Rangers sounded again. This BIG PICTURE episode concentrates on their training as it is practiced today.

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                    • Untitled


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