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Grandpa Rambo Heads To Iraq, The New Vietnam

by | 23rd, August 2007

IS this why so many of us think American are trigger-happy? Rambo was a work of fiction.

In Rambo II, John Rambo kills 51.

In Rambo III, John Rambo kills 72.

In First Blood (Rambo I), the body count is too high to keep up:

They call Damian Horne “Grandpa Rambo.”

The Sante Fe, N.M., public defender volunteered for a 9-month deployment with a special forces unit of the Colorado National Guard and is scheduled to ship out for Iraq in October.

Damian Horne turns 49 on Friday.

“I really wanted to support what I believe is an honorable job,” said Horne, a former Army Ranger and reserve Green Beret who has a 3-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son.

“I looked at the men and women who are serving, and I was so proud of them. I thought if they’ll take an old Rambo back, then I’d join up.”

Only – whisper it – the bullets in Iraq are real.

John J. Rambo: When you’re pushed, killing’s as easy as breathing.

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