He saved six soldiers’ lives — with a child’s toy

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    When he needed a way to help ensure his brother would come home safe from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ernie Fessenden didn’t resort to rocket science. Instead, he turned to toys.

    Teaming up with local hobby store owner Kevin Guy, the Rochester, Minn., resident employed some good old-fashioned American ingenuity to solve the problem. And their simple invention, using a toy truck, has saved the lives of six soldiers.

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    He saved six soldiers



    Way to go guys :clap2::clap2::clap2:
     
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    Its surprising in that the Army has been working on remote control robots for years to do this very same mission. You would think there would be more off the shelf cars deployed
     
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    I'm not one bit surprised.
    When I was a Staff Sergeant I was the controller on Duty of the emergency Action Communications system for 7th Corps in Germany. The Brigade Commander walked in and told me to call a lit of people he had and tell them to meet us there in the SYSCON (Systems Control).

    When the LTC, Major, Captain and 2 Technicians arrived we all put our heads together and invented/ built an Fm radio Relay system. All from scratch, off the shelf parts.

    My bet is it's done all the time, but we don't hear about it.........
     
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    That's Friggin Awesome!!

    Probably cost a total of $200 dollars to save 6 people.
     
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    Great, after half a century the Army has trip wires figured out. What's next?
     
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    That is probably the coolest thing I have ever seen. Awesome!
     
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    Some times, it is the little things ......
     
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    What can you say to ignorant Americans who never served and depend on video games for their information about the Military. I smell a rat in this case. A toy that weighs less than a pound with a 6 inch clearance would hardly set off a network of trip wires designed to catch the 2 ft bumper of a Humvee.
     
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    I salute you brave man!!!
     

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