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(Panama City News Herald)   Marine carries kid across triathlon finish line after prosthetic leg breaks   (newsherald.com) divider line 31
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2012-10-11 12:06:43 PM
Hoo-ah!
 
2012-10-11 12:14:23 PM

Crewmannumber6: Hoo-ah!



That's the army's noise


"Oo-Rah" is the Marines
 
2012-10-11 12:18:23 PM
i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-11 12:20:45 PM
Is it particularly important to this story that the man is a Marine?
 
2012-10-11 12:22:36 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: Is it particularly important to this story that the man is a Marine?


Not particularly, but there it is.
 
2012-10-11 12:24:27 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: Is it particularly important to this story that the man is a Marine?


They want/need/deserve all the good press they can get.
 
2012-10-11 12:29:09 PM
Fine, I'll allow it. I don't need to be contrary today.
 
2012-10-11 12:33:57 PM
No one gets left behind.

Oo-Rah!
 
2012-10-11 12:39:44 PM
Damn Chinese made legs.. shiatty plastic always breaks.
 
2012-10-11 01:20:01 PM
LT. DAN YOU GOT NEW LEGS!
 
2012-10-11 01:46:44 PM
Was the kid DQed? He's only allowed identified handlers to assist with transitions.

/ducks
 
2012-10-11 01:49:33 PM
WTF!? The Marine's prosthetic leg breaks, so they make him carry a kid as a penalty??

/drthfa
 
2012-10-11 01:56:18 PM
Really nice story :)

It seems like the kid's leg keeps giving him problems...maybe an organization like the Shriners can help him out and get him a better quality prostetic leg?
 
2012-10-11 02:43:06 PM

AgentKGB: Really nice story :)

It seems like the kid's leg keeps giving him problems...maybe an organization like the Shriners can help him out and get him a better quality prostetic leg?


Titanium and shiat. Too bad (maybe not) he's still got the other one, he could get those sweet running prosthetics that South African guy was allowed to use at the Olympics.
 
2012-10-11 02:57:18 PM
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Wasilla Hillbilly: Is it particularly important to this story that the man is a Marine?


I don't think it's even important that he is a man. I think all reporting that doesn't specifically relate to a gender issue should be neutral.

Also it has no bearing on the story that this was a young boy.

The story should be "A person carried another person." Anything more is just fluff, and quite frankly, beyond being fluff, I find it offensive, ageist, and sexist.
 
2012-10-11 03:10:13 PM

2wolves: No one gets left behind.

Oo-Rah!


+1
 
2012-10-11 03:50:46 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: Is it particularly important to this story that the man is a Marine?


Is it a problem that he is?
 
2012-10-11 04:15:37 PM
We're cheering this? The kid farking cheated. He probably used a crappy leg on purpose, hoping it would break sooner and he wouldn't have to run at all.



/Of course, I'm not serious
 
2012-10-11 04:51:15 PM
Semper Fi Marine. Good job. And for haters like Wasilla Hillbilly, I didn't see anyone else helping out this kid.
 
2012-10-11 05:34:41 PM
I'm not a "hater". I understand the importance of our military and support their efforts when appropriate. I just wonder about things sometimes. Like, if it had been some guy that works at a grocery store, I doubt the headline would have read "Local grocery bagger carries kid..." That said, the article is heavy in Marine references, so in this case the information is perhaps not superfluous. That's why I later regretted my contrariness.
 
2012-10-11 05:58:48 PM
Cheater.
 
2012-10-11 06:20:56 PM
I like how the kid doesn't get what the big deal is. Welcome to America where everyone gets 15 minutes of fame for something, kid! Too bad yours is being carried across a finish line because you couldn't do it yourself. Them's the breaks.
 
2012-10-11 08:57:19 PM

neuroflare: AgentKGB: Really nice story :)

It seems like the kid's leg keeps giving him problems...maybe an organization like the Shriners can help him out and get him a better quality prostetic leg?

Titanium and shiat. Too bad (maybe not) he's still got the other one, he could get those sweet running prosthetics that South African guy was allowed to use at the Olympics.


Yeah. A girl I went to school with had a prostetic leg (was born with one good leg and one badly messed up one). The first one they gave her was awful and she had nothing but problems with it. (Falling apart, anything and everything getting stuck in it including long blades of grass etc). I believe her parents contacted the shriners/war amps and they got her a much better one. This was the early 80s so I'm sure they're much better now.
 
2012-10-11 09:05:23 PM
I emailed the Shriners and linked them to the article, hopefully they can help the kid out :)
 
2012-10-12 05:58:54 AM

Wasilla Hillbilly: Is it particularly important to this story that the man is a Marine?


Well let's just leave that bit out and see how the story flows:

"The unidentified man was suddenly surrounded by other men with curiously similar haircuts and identical shirts who began to sing some sort of weird songs which, it almost seemed to this reporter, were somehow rhythmically related to the pace. Truly an mysterious event. It was almost as if the men were somehow intuitively drawn to act in a certain way."
 
2012-10-12 09:44:03 AM

Wasilla Hillbilly: I'm not a "hater". I understand the importance of our military and support their efforts when appropriate. I just wonder about things sometimes. Like, if it had been some guy that works at a grocery store, I doubt the headline would have read "Local grocery bagger carries kid..." That said, the article is heavy in Marine references, so in this case the information is perhaps not superfluous. That's why I later regretted my contrariness.


I've seen a lot of stories where they have similar headlines to "local grocery bagger..."

But I'd also point out that "Marine" is a hell of a lot shorter to write than whatever his job within the Corps is, and more relatable than his name. As we were taught in boot camp, you're going to be referred to as a Marine or a former Marine in any story that makes news, so don't be a f*ck up and drag the Corps' name in the mud.
 
2012-10-12 10:46:15 AM

Ebbelwoi: Wasilla Hillbilly: Is it particularly important to this story that the man is a Marine?

Well let's just leave that bit out and see how the story flows:

"The unidentified man was suddenly surrounded by other men with curiously similar haircuts and identical shirts who began to sing some sort of weird songs which, it almost seemed to this reporter, were somehow rhythmically related to the pace. Truly an mysterious event. It was almost as if the men were somehow intuitively drawn to act in a certain way."


Did you even read my retraction?
 
2012-10-12 11:38:44 AM

AgentKGB: I emailed the Shriners and linked them to the article, hopefully they can help the kid out :)


Thank you for doing that! I forwarded it to Limbs for Life. Semper Fi!
 
2012-10-12 12:36:31 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly

Is it particularly important to this story that the man is a Marine?

Why are you butthurt that he is a marine?
 
2012-10-12 12:40:09 PM
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AgentKGB

I emailed the Shriners and linked them to the article, hopefully they can help the kid out :) The article said it was a screw that keeps coming loose. Does it really take the Shriners to get him a bottle of Loctite?
 
2012-10-12 12:57:57 PM

rogiesangel: AgentKGB: I emailed the Shriners and linked them to the article, hopefully they can help the kid out :)

Thank you for doing that! I forwarded it to Limbs for Life. Semper Fi!


No problem. I got a kind of generic reply back from someone but maybe they'll end up contacting him anyway.

OnlyM3: The article said it was a screw that keeps coming loose. Does it really take the Shriners to get him a bottle of Loctite?


It sounds like there's more wrong than just the screw...

Until Sunday, his most spectacular leg malfunction came during a soccer game that he finished by taping it together with duct tape.
 
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