Michael Rogers is spending the 2014 season in scenic Afghanistan, but that doesn't mean he's neglecting his AmmoDogs. A user at Fiverr took his classic AmmoDog logo and turned it into a uniform worn by Ndamukong Suh. It's easy to see the influence of the underlying Detroit Lions uniform, but the design had nothing to do with the Lions.
AmmoDogs owner Michael Rogers was promoted to Staff Sergeant today in Afghanistan. The OIL sends their congratulations and best wishes. Stay safe and we'll see you at the 2015 draft, Rogers.
In February, we linked to an Oklahoma National Guard story about 158th Field Artillery soldiers in Afghanistan. Now the Oklahoman has told their story as well.
Two Oklahoma National Guard soldiers follow in their fathers' footsteps
By Silas Allen Modified: March 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm • Published: March 24, 2014
SFC Defoor was on the 2005-2006 mission when the OIL was born. He was a fantastic maintenance chief and is now on his fourth combat tour, this time in Afghanistan.
He is in the Lawton Constitution this morning. Stay safe, SFC Defoor.
"ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan Vernon Defoor is a soft-spoken man, a laid-back, relaxed, humble Oklahoman with no desire for the spotlight.
OklahomaFrontline.com and The Lawton Constitution published stories this week highlighting the work A Btry 1st Bn 158th soldiers are doing in Afghanistan.
Included in the story are two OklahomIraqis: men who were on the 2005-2006 SECFOR mission in Iraq with the men of the OIL. Steven Stanley and Matt Schoolfield are firing HIMARS rockets in Afghanistan after performing SECFOR operations on two separate Iraq missions.
The OIL is proud of their brethren and wishes them a safe return.
Stan, Schooly: If you want to join the OIL2, there's definitely spots available for you. Stay safe, guys.
Rep. Tom Cole Mourns Death of Soldier from Lawton Brandon J. Landrum
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, issued the following statement on Wednesday about the death of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brandon J. Landrum, who was one of five soldiers killed Saturday by a roadside bomb in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Landrum is survived by his parents, wife and children.
Landrum was not with the 158 during the Iraq mission in 2006 that started the OklahomIraqis League. But he was an Oklahoma soldier, and he later spent a year in Iraq with the 158th FA in 2008. After receiving his commission, he went active duty. He was killed in Afghanistan this week. I won't further the party line that he died for freedom (his or ours) because I don't have to. He was one of us. We have all been in that position, and that's all that matters. I don't know what exists for us after the fade to black, but I hope that Landrum and the rest of our soldiers find peace.