Unstoppable – An Interview of Eric Thompson by Jess Daddio / BRO TV and Joey Ashbridge describes possible documentary In 2012, Tucker County, W.Va., native Eric Thompson suffered from a spinal cord injury that has since left him bound to the confines of a wheelchair. Yet that hasn’t stopped this former ski patroller and raft guide from staying active in the outdoors. Check the latest episode of BRO-TV to see what he has to say about life before and after the accident and see for yourself why we consider this go-getter to be quite literally, unstoppable.Read more about Eric in this month’s article on adaptive sports in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Enemy machine-gun fire doesn’t sound as perilous when it’s described as “belligerent glow.”It’s another case of a message lost in translation.A recent Columbian story about a local veteran apparently went through a translation double-dip from English to Vietnamese and then back into English.When Vietnam vet Aaron Rich received an Army Air Medal during an assembly at Cascade Middle School, the story quickly wound up on a website in Vietnam.Most English sentences include at least one word that has multiple definitions. That’s what influenced that Web version, likely translated on a best-guess basis.During the mission, pilot Don Torrini, said, “There was a lot of enemy fire,” which came out: “There was a lot of rivalry glow.”Former company commander Don Ruskauff recalled flying over thick jungle: “You could be engaged by ground fire,” which became: “You could be intent by belligerent glow.”If he needed to relieve himself during a refueling stop, he couldn’t even head for a latrine, Rich said. “I stepped on a skid and let it go.”