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Real Hero - SGT Tommy Rieman

SGT TOMMY RIEMAN: AMERICA'S ARMY REAL HERO

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant Tommy Rieman distinguished himself by acts of conspicuous gallantry and courage under fire...


"I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE G.I. JOE"

Tommy Rieman recounts that from a young age, role models had a profound influence on his interest in joining the Army. Three of his uncles served in the Army. One served in Special Forces and two served as recruiters.

As a kid I always wanted to be GI Joe, and as a teenager, I either wanted to play college football or join the Army.

By the time he was a junior in high school, Rieman was captain of the football team, playing both quarterback and free safety. He recounts that after high school he had several options to play football for small colleges. However, for Rieman, college football lacked the allure of Soldiering. Today he recalls

I wanted to join

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Added: Sep-12-2008 
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Iraq, Middle East
Tags: ODA, special forces, sf, iraq, afghanistan, war, america, wtc, 9-11, 9/11, real hero, soldier, bronze, silver, purple heart
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  • Great job!!! if i am going in to battle i want to have him in my side. Good luck to those muj fighting for those virgins.

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  • God Bless Sgt. Tommy Rieman.

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  • You are right. There are many like you, but you are a hero Tommy. You did what you had to do when you had to.

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  • A man that can cowboy up- thank you soldier.

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  • all the american soldiers are heroes for me, 'cos they fight against the mujis every day

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  • We could use a man like you on our southern border, detaining scumbags that are running from the law and coming over here portraying to be simple laborers. We need you on our southern border IMMEDIATELY! Not in some foreign country fighting for Israhell. Your allegiance is to us your fellow country men not another made up country out in the middle of nowhere, come back home G.I. Joe. Your wife needs you, your daughter is about to be raped by an innocent laborer. Get the hint? We need you here, B More..

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