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Published on August 5th, 2011 | by Alex


>Killstreaks Can Save Lives Too

>ABC news reported yesterday that a remote-controlled truck sent to Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden by his brother Ernie saved the lives of six fellow soldiers when it triggered a road-side bomb during a routine patrol. In 2007 Ernie Fessenden, a software-engineer, enlisted the help of Kevin Guy, the owner of Everything Hobby shop in Rochester Minn., to rig a video camera to the toy truck and ship it his his brother stationed in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Fessenden, who had been using the truck to patrol in front of his Humvee ever since, lent the miniature vehicle to a group of fellow soldiers where it eventually detonated a trip wire attached to 500 lbs. of explosives, more than likely saving their lives.

Very few of us are fans of the RC Car killstreak in Call of Duty: Black Ops. In fact, should you use one in the KBMOD Domination server there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find yourself on kicked island. But, it’s nice to know such an annoyance in a video game can also be such an effective tool in saving real lives. That RC truck is on a six save streak.

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Title: Absentee Staff Member About: Alex is a proud Rhodes Scholar currently living in his vehicle, a 1993 Toyota Camry, so that he may be closer to the rhode. As an avid cinemagoer, often he will go for six or seven hours at a time playing air hockey with unattended minors in the arcade without ever actually seeing a film, before returning home to his Camry. On weekends he dresses himself up as a Little Sister from his favourite video game BioShock before attending Bear and Twink Conventions in search of his Big Daddy. Currently runs the KBMOD YouTube Channel.

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