My beautiful wife Giselle gave birth to our son Ethan Michael Falla at 1010 hours on Monday the 10th of August. He weighed in at a respectable 7 pounds and 11 ounces.
Giselle is recovering well at home now and Ethan is settling nicely. However our Czech shepherd Saxon has found a little competition for attention!
My wife and I are taking some well deserved time off work which means that you will have to stand by for updates on the blog.
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Just to let you know though, Tactical Impact season 2 has started filming and Larry and I just finished an episode on CQB weapons. It will feature the Uzi 9mm sub machine gun and the H&K 416 assault rifle. We look at operations such as the Israeli commando raid at Entebbe in 1976 and changes to the AR platform over the years and its use as a Special Operations weapon for CQB.
We also take a look back in history to The Battle of the Bulge and the Siege of Bastogne.
For those of you who's history is a little vague, the Siege of Bastogne was an engagement between American and German forces at the Belgian town of Bastogne.
The mission of the German offensive was to take the harbor at Antwerp. German mechanized units had to seize the roads through eastern Belgium before Allied forces could regroup and mount a major air offensive.
As all seven main roads in the Ardennes mountains converged on the town of Bastogne, the Germans had identified Bastogne as key terrain and control of its crossroads was vital to the German attack.
The siege lasted for 7 days when American forces were finally relived by elements of General Patton's Third Army.
Weapons of choice - The 1918A2 BAR, the Springfield 03 A4 and the M1 Garand.