A Country's~ Heroism~Honor~Pride.....Even Though It Is An American That Stands

@Adoniah (7523)
United States
November 9, 2010 9:08am CST
At center stage of this heroic story Americans do not or will not know of his heroic acts. Did you know that the Module that was used in the Chile rescue was designed by a NASA Engineer? The Drill that was used was made by Schramm Inc. from Pennsylvania. The Drill Bits themselves were made by Center Rock in Berlin, Pennsylvania. But the real story is about a man named Jeff Hart and his team from Denver, Colorado. They had been drilling wells for the military in Afghanistan and we loaned out to Chile when the mine exploded. When Jeff got there, he said,"You have to feel through your feet what the drill is doing; its a vibration you get so that you know what's happening." So, he spent the next thirty three days on his feet drilling so that there would be no mistakes. He said that he was used to drilling for water and oil, but this was the hardest since there could be no mistakes as there were lives at stake. When bits, broke it took days to get new ones and the wait was horrible. There were so many different types of materials do drill through that it was tough going. When they got the miners out, the families and friends crowed around Jeff Hart hugging and taking pictures. He was their hero. He is the hero of Chile, a most dignified country. School children will learn about him in school. They will be taught of his skill and heroism. But here because of what he does as and oil driller, Jeff Hart is not a popular person. How sad that a hero cannot be a hero in his own country...I weep for my country.... Shalom~Adoniah
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
9 Nov 10
I'm happy to say that I heard about Jeff Hart on FOX. It made me proud to know that an American and American companies had a hand in rescuing the miners in Chile.
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
9 Nov 10
Fox would be the only station that would broadcast the story of who was behind the scenes. However, it should have been in the papers and he should have been recognized by the White House. After all, right now, he is in Afghanistan supporting our troops and he is not even being recognized for that. Shalom~Adoniah
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
10 Nov 10
I don't know about the white house but the Americans who did so much to bring those men back to their families were recognized on stations other than Fox. I don't watch Faux News but I learned a lot about our American heroes on CNN and on my local news stations.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
10 Nov 10
Spalladino, if you don't watch FOX, how can you call it a social blunder? How can you make any criticism of it at all?
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
9 Nov 10
Oil catches a lot of flak, understandably, but it and the people in the industry are reponsible for some great innovations - most of which we overlook on a day-to-day basis. Some may argue that true innovation is preventing miners from every becoming trapped in the first place. But I'm glad they got out.
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
9 Nov 10
He is not in the mining line of work, he just happened to have an idea of how to get them out of there....
• United States
9 Nov 10
I didn't mean to imply he was.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
9 Nov 10
wow great discussion. I agree, he should be honored here. By posting, you took the first step. Thank you!
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
9 Nov 10
I am taking it further than MyLot. I am tying to get him honored her in this country and in our schools. Shalom~Adoniah
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 Nov 10
great job! this kind of awareness is very important. It is the little guys manning up
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
10 Nov 10
He's a hero...and it hasn't gone unnoticed. I heard it mentioned many times on television that it was the American drill team who broke through but, like all true heroes, they left as soon as their job was done to make room for the rescue operation. The American heroes watched the rescue from a hotel room...happy to know that they did a great job. Jeff is a hero here, too...don't weep.
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
11 Nov 10
There was a time when we did more for our heros than just a quick blurb on the news. I am sorry, but it is not enough. They will just have to make do with Cile showing their public appreciation for them.