Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You Veterans

On November 16, 2010, Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta of the 173rd Airborne will become the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War. His actions occurred in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley during the deployment chronicled in the movie "Restrepo." Watch this fourteen-minute video for his story.  Note: he's in the Army, and he talks like he's in the Army.


The Sal Giunta Story from Ryan Blaind on Vimeo.

If you have the chance, read the book "War" by Sebastian Junger and the accompanying movie "Restrepo".  Both offer a unbelievable look into the lives of men and women who are still serving today and what the future holds for them and our country as these Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Seaman return to society.   

Here is a link to the article chronicling his story in Vanity Fair: 

The Honor of His Company

Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm a Creeep

In the spirit of Halloween I found this video which is creepy, sad, brilliant, whatever.   Also it has an amazing rendition of one of my favorite high school songs.  When I hear this song I think about having it on a mix TAPE and playing it for my mom in the mini-van (aka the Mormon spaceship) and worrying her a little bit.  Enjoy (ps the song f bombs 2x.  sorry)

Creep (Radiohead) - Scala & Kolacny Brothers from Alex Heller on Vimeo.