Home Videos Photos

All tag results for iraq

Anything Is Possible! Purple Heart Recipient Who Lost Leg Competes In His First Wrestling Match! How'd It Turn Out?!

Filed under: ZportzInspirationWrestling

chris melendez no leg signs tna wrestling

This is an incredible story!

Sgt. Chris Melendez was one month away from his two-year stint in Iraq being over, when he was hit with an IED explosion, back in 2006.

The blast left him without his left leg, which he saw lying on the battlefield in front of him.

But Chris didn’t let it slow him down, and within 40 days he was walking again, with the help of his prosthesis.

By 2012, Sgt. Melendez was on the way to achieving his new dream of becoming a professional wrestler, and last week that dream came true!

TNA Impact Wrestling signed the 27-year-old to a multi-year deal!

Sarge, as they call him in the locker room made his debut last Tuesday, where he won twice!

And believe it or not, he prefers to fight without the use of his leg! Sgt. Melendez explained:

“I prefer to work with it off because my agility's better, I move a little faster, I'm able to do certain things that I can't do with it on. It's actually a hindrance to have it on.”

This man is the definition of bravery and determination! We’re sure he’ll go far in the world of wrestling!

[Image via TNA Wrestling.]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comment Here / Email this  »

CNN Won’t Fire This Reporter Even After She Was Accused Of Drunkenly Biting Two EMTs!

Filed under: TV NewsLegal MattersAlcoholNews

arwadamoncnn doodle

CNN is standing by their biter!

Senior international correspondent Arwa Damon was allegedly drunk when she sunk her teeth into the arms of two medical professionals who were attending to her at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad!

But despite a State Department investigation and a $2 million lawsuit against Damon, her cable news employer is sticking up for her!

A CNN source described Miz Damon as being VERY highly regarded at the network, saying:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 2 comments / Email this  »

Jennifer Lawrence's Boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult, Has Just Enlisted In The Army - As The Star Of An Iraqi War Film!

nicholas hoult signs on for war drama

Everyone loves a man in uniform!

Let's hope Jennifer Lawrence does too!

Her hottie boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult, has just signed on to play the lead in the film Sand Castle!

The film is based on a true events from the writer of the film, Chris Roessner, and his life as an Army machine gunner.

It will tell the story of Roessner's two-plus years & over 200 missions in the area of Iraq known as the Sunni Triangle.

Sand Castle centers on the character Matt Ocre and his platoon leader as they try to protect a dangerous farming village in the area named Baqubah.

Sounds like some super serious stuff, so the X-Men actor is obvi perfect for the job!

Major congrats to him!

We can't WAIT to see how he brings the character to life!

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 7 comments / Email this  »

Hillary Clinton Going Back To The Bookshelf! Signs A Deal To Write Her Fifth Book!

Filed under: PolitikBarack ObamaHillary ClintonBookz

hillary clinton to write fifth book for 2014 after signing deal with simon and schuster

If you're a bookworm AND a fan of Hillary Clinton, then we have some VERY exciting news for you!

The former Secretary of State has inked a deal to write her fifth book with Simon & Schuster publishing company due next year!

The book doesn't have a title yet and there haven't been any details on how much the deal is worth, but we do know that the book will mostly be about foreign affairs and Hillary's experiences working alongside President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013.

A press release from Simon & Schuster revealed:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 1 comment / Email this  »

Iraq War Veteran Tries Out For The Los Angeles Dodgers — With Only One Leg!

Filed under: InspirationBaseball

Talk about following your dreams at any cost!!

Iraq war veteran Daniel 'Doc' Jacobs has realized a long-time dream of his, and has tried out for the Dodgers. This heart warming talk has a special circumstance, though, as Doc lost part of his leg in an explosion while serving.

Awesomely, regardless of his amputation, he was encouraged to attend by Hall of Famer and former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda — it was an honor for himto try out for the Dodgers, something we're sure was much easier than the 50 surgeries he's had to go through since the IED blast.

While he might not have made the team, he DID throw out a ceremonial first ball before the Dodgers beat the Los Angeles Angels!

Amazeballs, Doc!

Tags: , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

American Sniper War Hero Killed At Gun Range!

Filed under: Icky Icky PooSad SadViolence

chris kyle american sniper

So sad!

Chris Kyle was one of the most successful snipers to ever serve the United States. The Navy SEAL survived several tours during the most turbulent years of the Iraq War.

Unfortunately, the American Sniper author could not survive a gun range in Texas.

Chris was reportedly taking a young vet to the firing range as a kind of therapy. He often helped out vets trying to re-assimilate back into civilian life, even forming the Fitco Cares Foundation to help through exercise and counseling.

But this particular former Marine was apparently beyond help. He allegedly turned on Chris and another man and shot them both dead with a handgun.

We may never understand what went on in the head of this young man, but we understand all too well the man America lost- not just a war hero, but a peacetime one as well.

Such a tragic end for a good man.

[Image via Facebook.]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 21 comments / Email this  »

Lena Dunham Thinks Your First Time (Voting) Should Be With Barack Obama

Filed under: PolitikBarack Obama

Barack Obama inspired many Americans to become first-time voters in 2008 and he wants to do it again in 2012, so he enlisted in the help of Lena Dunham.

In a cute new campaign ad (above), the Girls creator begins to talk about voting as if it's like losing your virginity and says:

"Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy … Someone who really cares about and understands women."

She proceeds to launch into a tirade of reasons why the President is a better candidate than Mitt Romney by citing his policies on health insurance, birth control, ending the Iraq war and gay marriage.

Her first time voting was for Obama in 2008 and she calls the experience "amazing" because she went into the polling booth "a girl" and came out "a woman."

Unfortunately, this metaphor may have been too risqué for

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 29 comments / Email this  »