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NRA Life of Duty Features Ed Eaton in “Choosing Honor” Documentary

Monday, June 4, 2012

FAIRFAX, VA – The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to release the latest documentary for the NRA Life of Duty online network, presented by Brownells.

This Patriot Profile, brought to you by Smith & Wesson, shares the amazing heroism of former Army Sgt. Ed Eaton who, during his tour of duty in Vietnam, saved the lives of his fellow warriors on the ground after a violent helicopter crash.

Outgunned and outnumbered as two groups of Viet Cong advanced, Eaton protected others at the risk of his own life. Atop a helicopter leaking fuel, armed with a broken rifle and facing 30-1 odds, a badly wounded Eaton­­––just 19 years old­­––knew what he had to do. “I started yelling for people to throw me weapons,” he said.

This documentary provides an eyewitness account from Eaton and retired Army Maj. Mike Perkins, who was pinned under the helicopter that night. “I kept feeling these hot rounds dropping on me,” Perkins recalled. “And Ed … he’s not panicked; he’s up there calmly putting out shots.” Eaton also coordinated efforts to free Perkins, then refused to leave the crash site on a rescue helicopter until Perkins––his captain––was free.

Learn about the continuing effort to secure the Medal of Honor for Eaton, who broke his back and was hit by both gunfire and shrapnel that night. See the story as told by those who lived it, and many others, at: www.NRALifeofDuty.tv/ChoosingHonor.

 

About NRA Life of Duty

The NRA Life of Duty initiative encompasses a new class of sponsored NRA membership, a state-of-the-art online network and a brand new digital magazine—all designed for those who make their living defending the American way of life. In addition to all regular NRA benefits, NRA Life of Duty members receive special discounts on gear through brand partnerships.

Those who wish to step forward and sponsor NRA Life of Duty memberships for the brave men and women who fight for our freedoms and our American way of life can do so by visiting www.NRALifeofDuty.tv/sponsor.

NRALifeofDuty.tv is presented by Brownells and features Patriot Profiles sponsored by Smith &Wesson. Frontlines with LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), offers never-before-seen footage and reports with American heroes abroad. NRA American Warrior is an exclusive digital magazine with interactive media, videos and articles detailing the latest tactics and technology. Colt has provided its support to the “Warrior Features” of the magazine. The LOD Gear Channel, sponsored by Brownells LE Division: PoliceStore.com, showcases the latest and greatest gear and tools of the trade.

About NRA

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. For more information, visit nra.org. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.

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