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When the Chargers take the field today, they will have a very special guest on the sidelines

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The team is proud to host Army Ranger, combat veteran, and huge Chargers fan Nick Moore for this Sunday’s game. Moore, who also co-authored his memoir RUN TO THE SOUND OF THE GUNS, served over ten years with the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, and was a part of an elite special operations unit at the fighting edge of the global war on terrorism.

As a helicopter evac pilot, he participated in the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, hunted Iraq’s Most Wanted, and experienced brutal street combat, including 160 night-time missions over one 90-day deployment in the insurgent stronghold of Mosul. He was also part of the search and rescue operation for Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell (of Lone Survivor fame), and was on the ground again when a Chinook helicopter was shot down, resulting in the death of 38 men and one military working dog. It was the single greatest loss of special operations personnel to date. Look for him on the field this Sunday as the Chargers hopefully improve to 10-3.

It’s very easy to get caught up in the conflicts and struggles of our own lives, and as a result we often lose sight of the big picture and just how lucky we are to enjoy privileges like enjoying a football game on Sundays. The men and women who serve, like Nick Moore, deserve all the thanks and admiration in the world, and the Chargers are honored to have him on the sidelines this week. We here at Bolts From the Blue are also honored to recognize him on our site. If you’re going to the game, be sure to let him know how grateful you are for his service.

And if you’re interested in buying a copy of RUN TO THE SOUND OF THE GUNS to learn more about Nick’s remarkable story - or are looking for gift ideas for the military enthusiast in your family - you can do so here.