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2014-10-08 08:28:08

Randy Shepherd, the first person without a human heart to complete the 4.2-mile Pat's Run course, was able to exercise and get stronger while he waited for his heart transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Shepherd, an Arizona resident nicknamed the "tin man," has received a donor heart transplant after 15 months of support from the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. He was transplanted September 15, 2014, by Dr. Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, director of the Mechanical...

2014-04-29 12:29:21

Randy Shepherd, Kept Alive for 10 Months by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Powered by the Freedom Portable Driver, Walked the April 26, 2014 Long-Distance Course Honoring Pat Tillman TUCSON, Ariz., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Shepherd's 4.2-mile walk in Pat's Run April 26, 2014, in the Phoenix area was more than a test of his endurance. It was part of his training for the most crucial event of his life--a heart transplant....

2012-02-06 20:45:00

USO Bagram East officially opened their doors Sunday, welcoming in hundreds of troops and marking the USO´s ninth center in Afghanistan- the second at Bagram Airfield. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 USO Bagram East officially opened their doors Sunday, welcoming in hundreds of troops and marking the USO´s ninth center in Afghanistan- the second at Bagram Airfield. Bagram Airfield is the second largest military base in Afghanistan and with 20,000 visits monthly, the Pat...

2010-12-14 09:35:00

MANKATO, Minn., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Nelson has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Serving three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and watching two of your friends die in an explosion can do that to a guy. But instead of getting mad, Patrick Nelson is waxing poetic on his very public blog, Real Combat Life (www.realcombatlife.com). And he's hoping other soldiers will do the same, particularly during the often-stressful holiday season. Nelson launched Real Combat...

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2010-10-18 06:10:23

The Hoover Dam now is neighbor to a massive bridge held up by the longest arch in the Western Hemisphere. The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge will open this month to help connect Arizona and Nevada traffic, which is split by the Colorado River. Officials said the 1,900-foot-long structure will reroute traffic off of the Hoover Dam, helping to improve jams and protect the dam from terrorist threats. The new bridge is the seventh highest bridge in the world at 890 feet above the...

2010-08-09 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb today announced the paperback release of Boots on the Ground By Dusk: Searching for Answers in the Death of Pat Tillman, a book by Mary Tillman with Narda Zacchino. The book chronicles the life and death of Pat Tillman, and the family's unrelenting efforts to uncover the truth about his death in Afghanistan. The book is available for the first time in paperback at www.blurb.com/bootsontheground ($16.95). It features an explosive new foreword by...

2010-06-24 10:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb today announced it will publish in paperback Boots on the Ground by Dusk, the book by Mary Tillman with Narda Zacchino that shares the story of Pat Tillman's life and the family's unrelenting efforts to uncover the truth about his death in Afghanistan after he was killed by his fellow soldiers in a friendly fire incident. The book will be available for sale on July 29, 2010. Customers can visit www.blurb.com/bootsontheground to sign up to...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.