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Major dust storm

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by old_tony, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    In honor of Independence Day, SportsCenter tonight has a feature called "U.S. Heroes Come Home" that runs about four minutes showing a boatload of surprise reunions with deployed servicemen and their wives, girlfriends, parents and kids -- most of them done at sports events.

    If you can watch this and not well up, you have a heart of stone.
  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Just found the video online. Wasn't available last night when I started this.

  3. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Yeah, saw that a few days ago. I think they showed it during a rain delay.
    Had to stop watching since I was at work and didn't want to look all red-eyed.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I thought it was a little cheesy. Made-for-TV-ish, maybe.
  5. Have you seen the commercial for Zillow.com?
  6. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    A family invited me to cover something like this a few years ago. His parents and wife knew, and they were setting up the kids for the surprise at their school. Wasn't as dramatic as the stuff on TV. Maybe his kids didn't like him that much. Beats me. It was also around the time that a bunch of folks came home, and the public perception was that we were wearing the story thin. Probably because our editors had us do dozens of these stories. Seemed like everybody who served got his own story. Got accused of milking it for sales. Beats me, I didn't make those decisions.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Interesting the ways in which American military have returned after the wars since WWII:

    WWII: Heroes!

    Vietnam: Baby killers! http://www.deltacollege.edu/org/deltawinds/DWOnline01/cominghome.html

    Iraq, Afghanistan: Heroes!
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