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Courage — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

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Courage — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

With a quivering lip, "I don't know how he survived... but he did," utters the the late Sergeant Robert "Popeye" Wynn to kick off Episode 5 of the HBO Band of Brothers series. And within those simple words, you feel his emotion—just as raw as it was decades ago.  Based on a non-fiction book that historian Stephen E. Ambrose released in 1993, the Band of Brothers miniseries was first aired in 2001.  The WWII series dramatizes the history of "Easy" Company, which was part of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The episodes take the viewers from jump...

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Respect — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

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Respect — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

My wife and I recently had the privilege of going to the wedding of two friends in the wonderful city of New Orleans. We made a long weekend out of it and by chance, where able to catch the Saints football game in its entirety before heading to the airport to fly home. Squeezed into a bar on the corner of Chartres and Bienville in the French Quarter, me, my wife and fifteen other friends from the ceremony rooted for the home team.  The match was between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers. The Saints surged to a...

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Commitment — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

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Commitment — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

Growing up I was very active in the outdoors.  I remember a time when I was fifteen years old being on a weeklong hike in the Olympic National Forest, which is in the western part of Washington State for those not familiar with the area.  Anyway, on this particular hike, we were climbing Mount Olympus.  Measuring in at 7,965', the mountain is nestled deep in the National Forest.  It is actually about a twenty mile hike in from the nearest trailhead, so after you climb the mountain and then hike back out you have gone nearly fifty miles roundtrip.  The...

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Perseverance — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

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Perseverance — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

I love the Olympics. It just makes me warm and fuzzy for so many reasons. It is a time where countries from around the globe come together and compete on a world stage in the spirit of sportsmanship. Each athlete is representing more than just themselves—they are representing their flag, their team, their family, their friends, their sport, and simply just the human race. In every Olympics records are broken and the bar to excel is raised just that much higher. It is amazing what the human body can do and endure. Given the proper mixture of training, dedication and...

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