Buccaneer Win Was Homecoming Joy for a Tampa Hero

Posted: 30th December 2009 by Tom Edrington in NFL
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It was the treat of the year to see the underdog Tampa Bay Buccaneers take down the high and mighty New Orleans Saints last Sunday. It was an even bigger treat to see the face of one of our nation's finest react to his team's great victory. Meet Major Earl Bedford, 172nd Infantry (Task Force 1-2), veteran of four tours in the fields of Iraq. It was a joy to finally have him home. A huge reception of friends and family welcomed him with open and loving arms while the Bucs pulled the surprise of the year on the Saints. Earl Bedford, field call sign "Black Hawk 20", is a Tampa guy. He's an unwavering fan of the Buccaneers and all things Tampa. His friendshipsáwere forged on the playing fields of Port Tampa, Robinson HigháSchool, and Florida A&M University. He is a member of this Bleach ...

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