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Old 07-08-2007   #1
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Lance Cpl. Johnny R. Burra, of Rochester, N.Y., arm wrestles 2006 #1 NFL Draft, Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams, Friday. 'He's not so big,' joked Burra, after Williams kindly called the competition a draw. Burra suffered a leg injury Sept. 27, 2005, by an improvised explosive devise blast while with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Company G, 2nd Marine Division, in Al Karmah, Iraq. Williams - whose brother-in-law was killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq March 24, 2003 - and his mother, Mary, visited the Wounded Warrior barracks at MCB Camp Lejeune to honor service members who are 'guaranteeing our freedoms.'

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here is the story to go with the pic

http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mc...f/200661616134

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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (June 16, 2006) -- “One hundred and ten (degrees) in Texas is nothing like 110 on the battleline,” said Mario Williams, first pick in 2006 NFL Draft to the wounded warriors at MCB Camp Lejeune Friday morning.

Surrounded by a sea of digital brown and green, some on crutches, some leaning on canes, he addressed a group of more than 50 Marines and sailors injured in the Global War on Terrorism.

“The real heroes are right here,” said Williams, a 2003 graduate of nearby Richlands High School. “And that’s who I am here to see.”

Williams was touched personally by the war against terrorism, when his brother-in-law, Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, was one of the first casualties of the war, when he was killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq March 24, 2003
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In an emotional moment, Mary Williams was presented with a copy of the Task Force Tarawa cruise book. Reserve 1st Sgt. Yolanda Mayo gave her personal copy of the book to Williams, and said she just “thought it was important she have it” when it was found that the family did not have a copy.

“It’s wonderful to be able to come here; this brings back so many memories,” said Mary, with tears in her eyes. “I regret that my son-in-law was taken so soon, but I never would have talked my son out of going into the military. Just to be here makes you feel a part of them. So young … they are fighting for us, for our freedom.”

Obviously proud of her son’s accomplishments, Mary had a message for all parents.

“Regardless of your child’s endeavors, stand behind them, tell them you are with them, and even after you tell them, show them. We all need to reinforce that,” said Mary, who is moving to Texas with her son. “I am telling all moms to support their children - Never give up on your kids… .”

The wounded warriors needed no further support and, true to form, they made Williams’ feel right at home. Lance Cpl. Johnny R. Burra, of Rochester, N.Y., challenged 6’7”, 295 pound Williams to an arm-wrestling match. In his NFL Combine, Williams bench pressed 225 pounds, 35 times. The NFL Combine is a three-day showcase, occurring every February in Indianapolis, Indiana's RCA Dome, where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL coaches, general managers and scouts.

“I think I can take you,” joked Burra, who suffered a leg injury Sept. 27, 2005, by an improvised explosive devise blast while with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Company G, 2nd Marine Division, in Al Karmah, Iraq.

Aware of wounded warriors and service members worldwide, serving in the war on terrorism and unable to take part in the visit, Williams stressed, “For those that aren’t here, I want them to know I am thankful that they are fighting for our country … I believe in them.”
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This picture just dwarfs Mario. He's supposed to be this freak of nature and he looks like he's just slightly bigger than the Revenge of the Nerds lookalike, Burra who's just a blonde version of Robert Carradine. No offense. I'm proud he's fighting for our country.

I just hate how this makes Mario look less like the freak of nature he's supposed to be.

I love how Mario is fraternalizing with our armed forces though.
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well clothes are different but here is him again

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well clothes are different but here is him again


He's wearing the same clothes, the guy in the green shirt is also in the background in the first shot,,,
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This picture just dwarfs Mario. He's supposed to be this freak of nature and he looks like he's just slightly bigger than the Revenge of the Nerds lookalike, Burra who's just a blonde version of Robert Carradine. No offense. I'm proud he's fighting for our country.

I just hate how this makes Mario look less like the freak of nature he's supposed to be.

I love how Mario is fraternalizing with our armed forces though.
Actually look at the way Mario and the marine is sitting. Notice how the marine is sitting erect whereas Mario is heavily leaning over.
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Thank you for sharing. These are the kinds of things I want to see. I want to see athletes taking an interest and supporting our military when they can. Whether you agree or disagree with the issues in Iraq and Afghanistan, I hope everyone can at least thank the work of all the brave men and women who serve there in order to make life here a little better for the rest of us.

Thank you Wolf for bringing this story to our attention. You desearve rep for it!
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Very nice Wolf. Thanks for sharing it with us. It's awesome when our guys do things like this. We've got a whole team of good people who genuinely care about others. Makes you proud that while some of the league seems to be having their share of personel issues, we are blessed with all around good folk.

Now it's time to go out there and "KICK SOME BUTT!!!"

GO TEXANS!!!
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Very nice Wolf. Thanks for sharing it with us. It's awesome when our guys do things like this. We've got a whole team of good people who genuinely care about others. Makes you proud that while some of the league seems to be having their share of personel issues, we are blessed with all around good folk.

Now it's time to go out there and "KICK SOME BUTT!!!"

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looks like he was signing some autographs too
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Cool story, man. Thanks for posting.

It's nice to see positive stories about players, especially when they represent the Houston Texans.
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Cool story, man. Thanks for posting.

It's nice to see positive stories about players, especially when they represent the Houston Texans.
no joke DB..esp after some of the videos of people mad at him for "making it rain"
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