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THEY answered the REAL CALL OF DUTY!

August 14, 2011 in General Discussion, NEWS

fallen-soldiers-sealsBefore you turn on your Console or PC to play the gaming worlds most popular game “Call of Duty” (Modern Warfare, World at War, Modern Warfare 2, or Black Ops), let’s pause for a moment to remember what this game is about and why we have the freedom to play it for hours on end. COD is based on Special Forces (United States Navy Seals, British SAS, Task Force 141, U.S. Army Rangers, and U.S. Marines to name a few) that combat the “enemy” in campaign modes and allow you to play against each other in Multiplayer modes. This is a game, that many of us forget that is played out in REAL LIFE by an Elite group of people that actually sacrifice their lives for their countries and cause. There is NO “RESPAWN” and they do this exciting yet very deadly job to give us the freedom to enjoy this game (Call of Duty) that is based on their REAL lives. I’d bet that those that have given the ultimate sacrifice would do it all over again with no regrets if we would be able to ask them. These ELITE are a very special breed and truly are REAL HEROES in every aspect of the term!

Recently as you know the United States had a CH-47 Chinook shot down in Afghanistan by Taliban forces by an EXTREMELY luck shot with an RPG. (The occasional across the map tomahawk kill is thousands of times more likely in COD Black Ops). wanted to show it’s support for the loss of these HEROES, as well as the many HEROES before and after them, be it SpecWar Forces, “General” military, down the even the Government Contractors that support them! Posted below is a shortened Press Release from the Department of Defense (DOD) of these fallen Heroes names. I also searched for a “Tribute” video to post along with this article and while searching came across a tribute specifically for one of the fallen “Jesse Pittman” that was also done in honor of them all. Please watch the video and “Like” and Tweet it or share it on your Facebook (There are buttons at the bottom of article for this) will also be posting a link to the Navy Seal Foundation in the sidebar to the right ->
I wonder if somehow Glen Schofield (CEO Sledghammer Games) could find a way to get these Hero’s names to scroll in the final credits of Modern Warfare 3 (released in November)??? His Twitter is @GlenSchofield hint hint ;)

Thank you to ALL of our Heroes for your Bravery, Dedication, and service to our country and way of life, and God Bless each and every one of you, and God Bless your families that will carry on your memories!

DOD Identifies Service Members Killed In CH-47 Crash

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed.

The following sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed:
Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.,
SpecWar MCPO (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif.,
SpecWar SCPO (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark.,
EOD SCPO (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii,
SpecWar CPO (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn.,
SpecWar CPO (SEAL) John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minn.,
SpecWar CPO (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.,
SpecWar CPO (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.,
SpecWar CPO (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas,
EOD CPO (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.,
SpecWar CPO (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La.,
SpecWar CPO (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit, Mich.,
SpecWar PO1 (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif.
SpecWar PO1 (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.,
IT PO1 (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah,
MAA PO1 (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb.,
CTR PO1 (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
SpecWar PO1 (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa,
SpecWar PO1 (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla., and
SpecWar PO1 (SEAL) Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah.

The following sailors assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed:
SpecWar PO1 (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif., (Tribute Video Below)
SpecWar PO2 (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, ofSaint Paul, Minn.

The soldiers killed were:
CWO David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo.
CWO Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.
Staff Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb.
Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash.
Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.

The airmen killed were:
Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla.
Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif.
Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pa.


Do you play Call of Duty too Much?

January 24, 2011 in General Discussion

Well, here is a small test. If your living room has become your “gaming room” and looks something like the picture Socom-Steven sent me below, or you brought a complete system (HDTV and all) with you on business to the Hotel, Like I do (the second picture)……….Then you probably play COD too much!!!! ;-)




HEROES by Contraband

January 6, 2011 in General Discussion

As you’ve seen before, CODBUNKER has made other posts in support of our troops (especially around the holidays). One of the many reasons is that Call of Duty is game centered around the “Military” and “War”, also I myself am a veteran. But I seen this tweet come across to check out this portion of a song “Heroes” from the band Contraband. I thought it was pretty damn good, so I wanted to share it with you :) (Also, CODBUNKER hopes he gets a copy of the whole song ;-) )

Here was the tweet:

@CharlieRAF tweets:
RT PLEASE!! This is a Music video made and sung by a guy i went to school with its for Hepl for heros all please (cont)….

And here is the song, ENJOY, and subscribe/like “contrabandtheband” on Youtube!

FROM CONTRABAND’s Youtube page:
“This is the first two minutes of the video that will accompany our soon-to-be-released debut single. All proceeds will be donated to forces support charities.”