Another Day in the ’Dab

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SSG Parins, Stephen Cleveland Recruitng BN (X-A-Btry 1-320th

on January 27, 2011

Elliot....thank you for sharing the story with everyone. I always like to get updates on my fellow Artillery Men and fellow ROCKHARD "BROTHERS". They are always in my mind. Great video. SGT Zavala was one of my SGTs in my section, very intelligent and hard driven NCO. SGT Wilke was also one of my SGTs, as well a hard driven NCO. SSG Pifer.....no words can describe his personality. But I always thought of him as a good friend and great fellow NCO. Take care ROCKHARD, I will see you when you get home!!!

SGT. ZAVALA, ROLANDO A BTRY 1-320TH

on January 15, 2011

OUTSTANDING NARRATION ELLIOTT...WE ALL APPRECIATE YOU SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE DAY TO DAY LIVES OF EVERYONE WHO IS CURRENTLY DOING THEIR PART OVERSEAS.. THIS WAS A HELL OF A DAY...

Elliott

on January 11, 2011

Hi Aaron,
Great to hear from you. I bet the video problem has something to do with the bandwidth of your connection. Maybe try hitting pause and letting the whole thing load before playing.
I hope you guys are well!
Best,
Elliott

SSG Pifer, Aaron A BTRY 1-320th

on January 10, 2011

Elliot...man, great story. But the video is cutting off like halfway threw. maybe its just the slow internet here at COP Nolen. I really want to see the rest of the video. ohhh...hey. 3RD PLT says hi.

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