Friday, August 17, 2007

Awesome Video's

Here is a great video. He talks a little fast so you have to listen well but what this Marine says sums it all up!

This awesome video is of USAF Pararescue members doing a HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) jump from the back of a C-130 Aircraft. As I have said before, these guys are the quiet professionals, at least the ones I had the pleasure of spending time with on my trip over and back from the big sandbox.

Enjoy the weekend folks!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Injured Firefighter Update

Below is a press release from the Parkside FD from

Obviously the prayers are working, please keep them coming.

Sunday, August 12, 2007- PARKSIDE FIRE COMPANY NO. 1

***** PRESS RELEASE ****

Date of Release: August 12, 2007
Time of Release: 5:00 P.M.

Injury Update
Firefighter Dan Brees is currently listed in critical condition with burns and an inhalation injury, but he is responsive.

Firefighter/EMT Chase Frost is currently listed in critical, but fair condition and is sedated for comfort.

Both firefighters have been encouraged by and responsive to visitors. However, due to the increase in visitor traffic the CCMC Burn Unit has asked that visitors be restricted to family and PFC personnel who are pre-approved for visitation.

A number of concerned citizens have expressed an interest in making donations to the fire company to assist with Chase and Dan’s needs as well as those of the company. Anyone interested in making a donation can mail a check to the Company at 107 W. Roland Rd, Parkside, PA 19015. Checks can be made out to Parkside Fire Company with Frost/Brees in the note section.

Displaced Families
The four families displaced by the fire are being assisted by the Borough of Parkside. All inquires as to their status should be directed to Tom Dietman through Borough Hall at 610-876-3659.

Many Thanks
The Officers and Members of the Parkside Fire Company would like extend our many thanks for the massive outpouring of support and assistance we have received from the Borough of Parkside, surrounding communities and our brother and sisters of the Fire Service. Your support, positive thoughts and prayers have made this incident that much easier to endure.

Parkside Fire Company will update this press release as new information becomes available.

Thomas Cubler, Public Information Officer

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Prayers Needed

2 of my brother firefighters from Parkside Delaware County PA were seriously burned this morning in a house fire. They were inside searching for possible trapped occupants when there was a collapse which trapped 3 firefighters. Other firefighters at the scene extricated them from the burning dwelling and they were taken to the Crozer Burn Center for treatment. One is listed in serious condition and the other is in critical condition. Two other firefighters also recieved burns as a result of the collapse.

Story Here & Here

Photos Here

Audio Here

Discussion Here

Parkside Fire Company

Please pray for these two firefighters, they are both young men in their 20's and were very seriously burned.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Home Invasion Shooting Justified

OK, so this family is outraged because the DA isn't going to try this man? These people need to get a reality check, it's a shame that because he was intoxicated and did something stupid this young man lost his life but the man who did the shooting was entirely justified. It's a shame that we as a society have failed to take responsibility for our actions anymore that it's always someone elses fault.

Shooting of home invaders was justified, Pa. jury says
Associated Press
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 at 9:01 am
SOMERSET, Pa. - A man who shot two drunken men - one fatally - after they kicked their way into his apartment was justified in shooting them, a coroner's jury ruled.

Somerset County District Attorney Jerry Spangler dropped criminal homicide and other charges last year against Matthew Eperjesi, 29, of Indian Lake.

Perry Zimmerman, 33, of Indian Lake, was killed and Terry Mostoller, 33, of Berlin, was critically wounded in the April 2006 shooting.

A third man, Keith Custer, was not injured, but evidence at the coroner's inquest which ended Thursday showed all three men were extremely drunk when they arrived at Eperjesi's apartment. Custer said he, Zimmerman and Mostoller mistakenly believed Eperjesi's apartment was where a party was being held.

Eperjesi shot the men because he feared for his safety and only after warning the men he had called police and had a weapon.

"I thought at the very least they were going to come in and try to fight us," Eperjesi said. "If somebody kicks your door in, they're not coming in to say, 'Hi."'

But an attorney for Zimmerman's family vowed to press for criminal charges in Zimmerman's death.

"The Zimmermans are disappointed and disillusioned at a DA who's the most pro-criminal DA in the state," attorney Noah Geary said. "They are also, as am I, bewildered by the state police in this case who obviously don't know what murder is.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Heart Walk

I have signed up with Team SPF (Shawn Paul Fry) in the Heart Walk in Dover DE on Sept 15th.

I am doing this for a number of reasons. I joined Team SPF because it is in memory of a member of my Air National Guard unit who died very suddenly and very young from heart disease. Also, heart disease took my mother in her early 40's and took both of my Dad's parents as well. Also as some readers of my blog know I nearly lost my wife to a heart attack in Jan of this year and she is still working to recover fully.

So I ask that you consider helping me reach my goal of $200 in donations for this worthwhile cause. My webpage for the walk is Here

So please support me in my quest. If you do not wish to donate online please e-mail me @ for my mailing address.