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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/13/2006 at 16:50
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It is not very often that you hear a feel-good story from the battlefields of Iraq. Most often we hear about the deaths and injuries that occur while fighting men and women complete their jobs to ensure Iraqi liberation. IED’s and suicide bombers typically top the news channels and portray a very negative image of this war, at least in the eyes of the

US media. Recently, we received a letter from a soldier in theatre that touched our hearts, and would like to share.


The story begins a couple of months ago during a mission in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. During some down time, a well respected U.S. soldier named Lt Dooley was asked by a young Sergeant how he liked his EOTech

HOLOgraphic weapon sight. The Lt replied by saying the sight is fantastic and continued to speak very highly of it. Sgt Kurt Power respected Lt Dooley’s recommendation so much that he immediately ordered an HWS online

that very night. The sight showed up days later and immediately improved his performance over the Army issued Aimpoint (M68). Sgt Power was amazed the minute he put it on his M4. “This new holographic sight gives soldiers

on the ground, especially on raids which we do the most, the ability to make accurate and lifesaving shots in just split seconds. The M68 red dot sight is good however the red dot does not give you the same ability to make the

same lethal shots as easily.” On October 10th, Sgt Power and his unit were running a mission in Ar Ramadi, one of the most dangerous areas in Iraq. During this mission, he was targeted by an insurgent sniper and shot. The 7.62x39

round would have killed him instantly but the round initially hit his EOTech sight which re-routed the round to a less lethal location in his chest under his left arm. He was rushed out where immediate medical treatment began. After much work, the round was removed from the soldiers back and the wound was treated. Sgt Power refused to be medevaced back to the U.S. for further treatment because he knew that he could make a difference and support his unit. His rehab occurred at a very quick pace, and he returned to the battlefield only a month after being wounded.

This lifechanging experience of survival has opened Sgt Power’s eyes to the importance of mentoring younger, experienced soldiers. “I only hope that my story may do for other Soldiers what Lt Dooley’s endorsement did for

me because I believe it will save a lot of lives over here” said Powers. “Thank you for making a superior product that is helping make a major difference over here in Urban Combat and clearly was the deciding factor in my survival”

added Sgt Power. EOTech is extremelyproud of Sgt Power for his strength, determination, and dedication to our country. A new model 552 was immediately sent out so he was properly equipped when he rejoined his team and

returned to the battlefield.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/13/2006 at 17:37
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Hell yeah.  The first time I ever mounted an EOTech on my weapon I knew it was going to be hot sh*t.  Another example of the kick a$$ reliability of this sight.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/25/2006 at 13:53
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Talk about a force multiplier, we all used iron sights when I was in, and we thought we were bad. Throw an eotech on everyone's weapon and instantly the worst marksmen are much better, and those of us that could shoot... damn!

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It's just a shame he didn't have a super sniper  or a great big clunky Nightforce on top - it might have entirely deflected the round. Meanwhile back at the ranch he has probably saved the lives of of countless other soldiers by the high speed at which the EOTech will acquire a target.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2006 at 18:14
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He forgot to tell you that the EOTech still worked. 
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