Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Mustache Saved My Life

Rob Eckert grew up in Northwestern Idaho with an alcoholic Lumberjack father, and a chain smoking mother. As a young man Rob and his mustache learned the tricks of the logging trade before they were drafted and did 3 tours in Vietnam. During his last week in Nam Rob wondered away from his base in search of some of the killer marijuana that grows wild in the mountains of Vietnam. On his journey Rob clipped a land mine, and lost 8 toes. Unable to walk, Rob lie on the jungle floor for 3 days, surviving only on the water that collected on his lip sweater from the morning dew, before he was found.

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