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    I want to get a story out.

    This is my buddy that served with me in the Marine Corps. His name is Kris Hobt. Hobt is now in the Army as a Helo Pilot. When he was in the Marines he saved our buddy's life and was awarded the National Medal of Heroism (Basically the Peace time Medal of Honor). Now in the Army this is Hobt with Gen. Petraeus receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross (It's one step below the medal of honor). He was flying his helo in Iraq. When another Helo got shot down. Hobt and his crew were first on Scene. Hobt ran through bullets to get to his fallen Army brothers. He helped bring them home. You won't find this story in the register so I want to spread the word. He is from Des Moines, Iowa and I am pretty proud to have served with him.





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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Gotta love the Cavalry Stetson!


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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Tell him thanks for me. I wouldnt be suprised if a news source picked this up, seems like lately they've gotten a lot of news from this site.



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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Thanks for sharing that with us. It really takes a special breed of person to be able to put their life on the line in a way such as that. Thank you (and your friend) for serving this country, you are better men than I...



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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Great story! Thanks for sharing the info--these stories never get old!

    Question from an un-informed person:

    What do the straps around his shoulders signify? I don't often see pics of soldiers with those on at a ceremony.



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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Forward to all the "Liberal Freaks" in the national media devoted to defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Then make sure every paper around Des Moines gets the story.

    The freaking Rag and their lovefest for Obama will look pretty stupid not reporting on a story that the World Herald, the MN Star Tribune, the Ch Sun Times & Tribune, the KC Star, the CR Gazette, the QC Times, the Waterloo Courier, and the FD Messenger, etc.... report on.



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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Quote Originally Posted by CYNWIA View Post
    Thanks for sharing that with us. It really takes a special breed of person to be able to put their life on the line in a way such as that. Thank you (and your friend) for serving this country, you are better men than I...
    I was going to post something very similar but you said it better!!


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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    I think the straps signify he is wearing a shoulder holster for his siderarm.

    Good to know that there are men like that serving our country.



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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyco2000 View Post
    Great story! Thanks for sharing the info--these stories never get old!

    Question from an un-informed person:

    What do the straps around his shoulders signify? I don't often see pics of soldiers with those on at a ceremony.
    If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, that looks like a pistol holster to me, similar to what police officers would wear.


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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    That is awesome.. did this happen recently?? because i didnt hear about it.. and if it did happen recently im sure those birds went through where i am.. (i dont work on them i just mess with generators) but congrats to him


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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    What do the straps around his shoulders signify? I don't often see pics of soldiers with those on at a ceremony.
    He has a shoulder Holster on I beleive. I am not real familier with the Army Uniforms. Since I was in the Marines there Uniforms confuse me. However I am pretty sure there are units in the Army that go with the old school calvery look. Kind of a nice look. Phaedrus (SP?) can probably teach us a class on what his Cover (hat) and Straps are all about.



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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Quote Originally Posted by LZclone View Post
    Forward to all the "Liberal Freaks" in the national media devoted to defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Then make sure every paper around Des Moines gets the story.

    The freaking Rag and their lovefest for Obama will look pretty stupid not reporting on a story that the World Herald, the MN Star Tribune, the Ch Sun Times & Tribune, the KC Star, the CR Gazette, the QC Times, the Waterloo Courier, and the FD Messenger, etc.... report on.
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    Tell your buddy thanks from me and my family Knownothing.



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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Thanks for sharing that story! We have a lot of brave men and women in harms way in the middle east and around the world putting their lives on the line to keep the rest of us safe.
    God bless you and Kris and your families and the rest of the men and women serving our great country.



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    Thanks for sharing the story. Not often that you get to hear of a real hero.



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    Re: I want to get a story out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    He has a shoulder Holster on I beleive. I am not real familier with the Army Uniforms. Since I was in the Marines there Uniforms confuse me. However I am pretty sure there are units in the Army that go with the old school calvery look. Kind of a nice look. Phaedrus (SP?) can probably teach us a class on what his Cover (hat) and Straps are all about.
    you are correct about the shoulder holster, i am not 100% sure on the cover... i can look into that if you would like


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