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Protecting Humanity by X-ample Protecting Humanity by X-ample
Dedicated to the 19 Rangers/Delta Force killed and over 70 wounded in the worst battle US soldiers had seen since the Vietnam war. Also dedicated to those who survived and refused to leave no man behind even if it meant risking their life to go after a ill-fated soldier. The little known event on Oct. 3rd, 1993 in Mogadishu, Somalia - the basis for the movie Black Hawk Down. Where a 39 minute opp went sour and turned into a 15 hour battle. (also to the soldiers who continue to stand up for honor, morality and courage).

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Sadriaval Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
in a time when there is great anti-american sentiment... it is good to see pictures like this.
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X-ample Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Student Interface Designer
well thank you :)
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Stormstock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007   Photographer
this has been featured [link] ... thank you from a troop
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Voize Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Great - in thought, intent and result!
Respect for those fighting for what they believe...even though their pure intentions and might be abused by others '.
(sorry for the "depth"-been too close for too long, I guess..)

Great work overall, Brian-you got it!
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X-ample Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Student Interface Designer
thank you very much :) greatly appreciated
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Voize Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Yes, it is...(-;
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X-ample Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Student Interface Designer
;)
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Omnius Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
wow. . . truly great. . .
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X-ample Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Student Interface Designer
thank you very much. once again :D and thank you for the fave's and add :D :excited:
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X-ample Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Student Interface Designer
awww thank you for reading between the lines. greatly apprecited
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X-ample Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006  Student Interface Designer
awww. . well thank you very much again. :D :D
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HooyahMan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Thank you for using my pictures in such an awesome way. I am so very honored that you honor my fellow
brothers in arms who lost their lives in Somalia. I only hope that I can do them justice and fill their shoes
honorably. This piece of art inspires me to do my best. Thanks. Technically, it's a great piece of art. :)
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X-ample Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Student Interface Designer
well you're absolutely welcome. I do have an attraction towards the elite forces. training for 5 years to do something so precise that a weapon may not even be fired and if it be fired, its brotherhood. kindof a poster for how we all should treat each other. and that's why there's so much love in this. i didn't know you were "in" though so would like to hear about it sometime
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HooyahMan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Hey, thanks for your response. I think we had a miscommunication. I'm not in any of the elite forces.
However, I am in the United States Navy. I will be an officer in less than eight months.
Once I become an officer, I will train to become a Naval Flight Officer (think Goose in Top Gun).
I'll be the navigator/weapons system operator aboard the aircraft. I do have
an IMMENSE amount of respect for those who are "in." I debated whether or not trying to join up, but
my love for flight had a great impact on that decision. Again, thank you for such an awesome piece
of art. It was an honor to be a part of it; truly, it was. Have a great day! :)
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X-ample Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Student Interface Designer
sounds very cool and good luck!!
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HooyahMan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
thanks! :)
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
I love this. You are a good man to dedicate this talent of yours in such a way. I believe that good men do good things, even in bad times. This is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing it, and thank you for using my stock to convey such an important, worthy message!
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X-ample Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Student Interface Designer
aww well thank you. it was very hard to find military stock so I honestly couldn't have done this one without ya . and yeah, there's something about the sheer love of good men out there in situations. I can honestly say i don't think i could have that much courage. just hope more make more things right in the future :)
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calebrw Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
dang, one of your best for sure...
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X-ample Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Student Interface Designer
awww well thank you, it is very well appreciated!!!!!!
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inD3Finite Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006   Photographer
oooh i love it.
the brown tone gives it a........
feeling i can't put into words.
lol good job.
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X-ample Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Student Interface Designer
yeah, i wish it would've came out a bit dirtier - would have been more true to the actual event. figured on 9-11 i'd honor another tragedy, not as widely known
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reznor70 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Cool :) I like it.
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X-ample Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Student Interface Designer
thank you. still wish it was dirtier. but i got my point across
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