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Bus crash victims and hero soldier tell of rescue from fire, explosions
syracuse.com [NY] ^ | Saturday, July 23, 2011 | Charley Hannagan / The Post-Standard

Posted on 07/23/2011 8:36:17 PM PDT by brityank

Bus crash victims and hero soldier tell of rescue from fire, explosions

Syracuse, NY -- William and Sandy Blair worried as they sat in row 8 of the Farr’s Coach Lines Ltd. tour bus on the side of the New York State Thruway early Friday in Junius Ponds.

Driver Rene Bisson had pulled the eastbound tour bus to the side of the road to reset the electronics emission control. The bus was carrying 52 passengers from London, Ontario, on their way for a three-day weekend in New York City.

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At about the same time, Army Sgt. Jacob Perkins, 28, was driving his truck westbound. U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob J. Perkins. Perkins was stationed at Fort Drum in the First Squadron 89th Calvary Regiment and had served in Iraq. He was beginning a couple of weeks leave with a long drive to his home in Mountain Grove, Mo.

“It was just a big fireball of a crash. There were two vehicles burning on the side of the road and people were outside, but there weren’t any first responders there,” he said.

Perkins pulled his truck over.

“All of a sudden this guy came running. He ran right onto the bus that was fully engulfed in flames,” Michelle said.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: emeissionscontrol; emissions; emissionscontrol; emmissions; epa; hero; jacobperkin; mountaingrove; perkin
A great story of one of our more impressive military men. Also go to “Junius Ponds Fatal” for other stories with added details.

Hope that Army Sgt. Jacob Perkins gets some added recognition from his command.

1 posted on 07/23/2011 8:36:18 PM PDT by brityank
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To: brityank

The EPA should claim responsibility for this event. The emission controls on diesel engines are a joke. I drive a fire engine on a volunteer department. Our engine has the last generation system without the Diesel Exhaust Fluid. On fire equipment the exhaust regeneration cycle can be postponed yet the system request must be acknowledged. On other applications the regeneration request must not only be acknowledged but performed.


2 posted on 07/23/2011 8:51:42 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: brityank

God bless our troops!!!


3 posted on 07/23/2011 8:52:02 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: brityank

An amazing story of courage and compassion. It says a lot for our US military.


4 posted on 07/23/2011 8:58:38 PM PDT by mia
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To: UB355
On other applications the regeneration request must not only be acknowledged but performed.

Is that why the bus driver had to pull off the road? If so that is another damning indictment of the Nixon EPA unlawful rules and regs.

5 posted on 07/23/2011 9:13:06 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing

A great story about Army Sgt. Jacob Perkins - please pass it along.


6 posted on 07/23/2011 9:17:48 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

It is mentioned in the story that he pulled off to reset his emissions controls. I am making an assumption.


7 posted on 07/23/2011 9:37:25 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: brityank

What a sweet heart.


8 posted on 07/23/2011 9:47:24 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: brityank

I’m sure that he will be awarded the Soldiers Medal.


9 posted on 07/23/2011 10:01:01 PM PDT by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: brityank

I’m sure that he will be awarded the Soldiers Medal.


10 posted on 07/23/2011 10:01:12 PM PDT by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: brityank

I’m sure that he will be awarded the Soldiers Medal.


11 posted on 07/23/2011 10:01:30 PM PDT by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: UB355; brityank
The EPA should claim responsibility for this event.

If you read the article it sounds like the bus driver pulled back onto the road into the path of a truck.

12 posted on 07/23/2011 10:12:51 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: UB355

Yeah; I didn’t realise that the diesel cat. converter was not a flow-through like those on our cars. Wiki has a good description, and as you surmise is likely the reason for the pull-off. Thanks for the kick to the info.


13 posted on 07/23/2011 10:14:31 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Bravo Zulu, Sgt. Perkins and Michelle Blair.


14 posted on 07/23/2011 10:20:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: brityank; Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for posting this brityank!
Hey Kathy, Check out this story!
God Bless Army Sgt. Jacob Perkins!
Well done, Sir!


15 posted on 07/23/2011 10:34:50 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: brityank; MS.BEHAVIN; StarCMC; HiJinx; SandRat; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; ConorMacNessa; ...
Thanks, brityank, for a great story of one of our finest. Thanks, ms b, for the ping.

Bus Crash Victims and Hero Soldier Tell of Rescue From Fire, Explosions

And most of all....thanks, Sgt Jacob Perkins, First Squadron 89th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain, Fort Drum, for your service to our country both abroad and at home.


16 posted on 07/24/2011 12:10:43 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


17 posted on 07/24/2011 3:14:10 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: brityank

Sgt. Perkins deserves as much recognition as can be given. I think, though, that he is but one more example of the quality and ability of ALL of the members of the US Armed Forces. Whenever, or where ever you need help, you’re a whole lot better off if someone from the US armed forces is near by.


18 posted on 07/24/2011 5:16:27 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: brityank; SoldierDad

10th Mountain—Climb to Glory!


19 posted on 07/24/2011 7:16:57 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: mia

What a beautiful story of compassion and unselfishness shown by the Army Sgt. He demonstated great love for his neighbor without any thought for his own welfare. God bless him.


20 posted on 07/24/2011 9:22:20 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: brityank

Thanks for the ping, brityank.

Army Sgt. Jacob Perkins acted heroically and deserves recognition from his command.

It’s heartening to know our military do the right thing when confronted with adversity by putting their own safety aside for others.


21 posted on 07/24/2011 10:51:41 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for pinging me to this. Thank God for men such as Sgt. Perkins.


22 posted on 07/24/2011 5:29:01 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: brityank; Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for the Hero Ping Kathy.

What a great story.

R I P Timothy Hume


23 posted on 07/25/2011 8:45:12 AM PDT by beachn4fun (The free country is no longer free.)
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To: brityank

I believe the “Soldier’s Medal” was created for acts of non-combat valor such as these.


24 posted on 07/25/2011 11:12:22 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Mr. Silverback

I’ve been away from the computer for quite a while and am just now getting to this. Thanks for the ping. Amazing story. My son, now with the 25th Inf Div (2/35th Regiment - 3rd BCT), wishes he was back with the 1/89th. Presently he’s deployed in Afghanistan.

SD


25 posted on 08/04/2011 12:15:23 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for the ping, Kathy. Great story. I’ve been offline for quite a while, and am just now getting my pings. Robert has returned to Afghanistan after being on leave, and with his wife, twin sons, and newborn son.

SD


26 posted on 08/04/2011 12:19:31 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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