This is an absolutely heartwarming story of survival and patriotism. A store made this truck for soldiers in harm’s way, which enabled these guys to survive. The store owners are a very patriotic example for all of us to follow, it is so very heartwarming and that it worked is AWESOME! American Ingenuity When Left To Grow Is What Separates Us From The Rest Of The World:
The little truck was used by the troops to run ahead of them on patrols and look for roadside bombs. Fessenden has had it since 2007, when Ernie and Kevin Guy, the owner of the Everything Hobby shop in Rochester, rigged it with a wireless video camera and shipped it to him.
Last week, it paid off. Chris Fessenden said he had loaned the truck to a group of fellow soldiers, who used it to check the road ahead of them on a patrol. It got tangled in a trip wire connected to what Fessenden guesses could have been 500 lbs. of explosives. The bomb went off. The six soldiers controlling the truck from their Humvee were unhurt.
“Monday morning, Ernie comes running into my store and says, ‘You’re not going to believe this,'” said Guy, recounting the story in a telephone interview.
“I got an email from [Chris] that said, ‘Hey, man, I’m sorry, but the truck is gone,'” said Ernie, admitting he still found it all pretty hard to believe. “The neat thing is that the guys in the Humvee were all right.”
There is also A Site Set Up to get these brave Americans more of these trucks, so that more lives can be saved. So if you have a few extra bucks (I know there is no extra in Obamaville) please help our finest have a special set of extra eyes in that hellhole of Afghanistan.