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Old 06-11-2013, 03:05 PM   #31
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I'm really skeptical of how he could've possibly saved anyone. It almost seems like he just made mountains out of mole hills and drove people 1000ft over some 2X4's and debris because people were too nice to just say "I'll just walk".

I wish we could get more witness stories.
Are you fuggin' serious?? He saved people by using his winch to pull debris off of them. People died and lives were shattered and you come in here and call BS over something positive that came out of it?!? Take your negativity somewhere else!!

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His jeep was beat to a pulp!!

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Old 06-11-2013, 04:13 PM   #33
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Are you fuggin' serious?? He saved people by using his winch to pull debris off of them. People died and lives were shattered and you come in here and call BS over something positive that came out of it?!? Take your negativity somewhere else!!
Look guys, there is financial gain happening here. Anytime that takes place someone needs to ask the tough questions. I'm not ruling his heroics out I'm just asking for verification because he's receiving so much in return for this story. If you prefer I just blindly join you guys without asking the important questions first then here goes:

Awesome job Oklahoma wrangler guy, someone toss him a hemi!
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... I'm just asking for verification
Obviously you shoot off your mouth without doing the slightest research on your own...

It's not our responsibility to prove anything to you, but, why don't you start here to inform yourself: oklahoma tornado jeep stomper - Bing

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Old 06-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #35
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Look guys, there is financial gain happening here. Anytime that takes place someone needs to ask the tough questions. I'm not ruling his heroics out I'm just asking for verification because he's receiving so much in return for this story. If you prefer I just blindly join you guys without asking the important questions first then here goes:

Awesome job Oklahoma wrangler guy, someone toss him a hemi!
Cruise missile is his name on here
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I'm really skeptical of how he could've possibly saved anyone. It almost seems like he just made mountains out of mole hills and drove people 1000ft over some 2X4's and debris because people were too nice to just say "I'll just walk".

I wish we could get more witness stories.
You do realize that driving people "1000ft" that have no car, no house, nothing, is a big deal right? He put others before himself first. He never asked for this. In NY, during Sandy, almost everyone was an a$$hole. People cut lines, fought over gas, etc. During a disaster, if someone does something for others before themselves, that's a big god damn deal.
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Look guys, there is financial gain happening here. Anytime that takes place someone needs to ask the tough questions. I'm not ruling his heroics out I'm just asking for verification because he's receiving so much in return for this story. If you prefer I just blindly join you guys without asking the important questions first then here goes:

Awesome job Oklahoma wrangler guy, someone toss him a hemi!


Did you actually read the story and know what happened? The guy just posted that his Jeep is going to be totalled by insurance and he helped a bunch of people. Thats it. A shop 2000 miles away saw his post, and decided to rebuild his rig for him for free. The SHOP pulled all their strings with sponsors and such to get parts, towing, labor, etc for him, but he has nothing to do with it. Now, you can say the shops, companies, etc are doing this for publicity, which would be fair (but a so what) point, but the owner has absolutely nothing to do with the events other than saying "ok."
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Even if a bit of embellishment was added to the story this guy took what was left of his Jeep and did whatever he could to help is neighbors. If more people were like that the world would be a better place.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #40
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Our house was one of those that was destroyed. I was fortunate enough to be at work, but my wife and son were home in the shelter.

During the hours and days after the tornado. Everyone was helping everyone. Guys were using their totaled vehicles, jeeps, trucks, four wheelers to do everything they could to help pull people, vehicles, debris, etc out and away from the foundations. They were helping those of us that parked up to 2-3 miles away to get to and from our homes.

There was way more destruction that what you've seen on tv, and being there in person cannot be duplicated via picture or video. Many people in the edition I lived in didn't have shelters, so they did what we all do in that scenario...center room in the house, lowest level. It just hurts when your home collapses around you and you can't get out, or you do, but have no way to go anywhere for help. That's when folks like him came into play.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:00 PM   #41
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When you see things like this immediately after a tornado, you use everything you have to help make sure folks are safe...even if its a totaled car. If it can start, it becomes a useful tool in a time of need.

He could've cared less about the rebuild, folks saw his story and decided to help a little.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:46 AM   #42
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Remember (to anyone questioning Bryan's motives) this all started when Bryan's wife Brenda (serving in Afghanistan) wrote an open letter to Jeep (referenced earlier in this thread) after she heard of what had happened. Brenda simply wanted to thank Jeep for making a vehicle strong enough to survive the disaster and provide help to others. That's all it was.

That letter got out and everyone got behind Bryan and his Jeep that wouldn't quit.

It's truly a great story. My hope, though, is that the group rebuilding it keeps it to something that can be useable to an average family (unless they get to keep the Sahara Unlimited they are currently using).

It looks like this build will be off the charts, but if it can't get their son to daycare on a regular basis, what good is it? Not everybody wants a Hemi-powered rock crawler as a daily driver.
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I drove that entire area a couple weeks before the tornado on the way to the 4Wheel Parts there when I was home last. I read about Stomper and his story right after. This guy was not seeking publicity. He didn't even post his story on facebook. Publicity found him after someone else put his story on the net. There is no two ways about it, it is a GREAT story. Bryan did not seek any fame, or notoriety. He only chose to help people in need. He did not play taxi service over broken boards. He pulled people out of destroyed homes. And he did it in a Jeep.

1. I am glad people have made it their mission to fix Stomper up.

2. Apparently some people are jealous.
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you just have to come to grips to it...it was an amazing story, and jealousy definitely is apparent. But it always seems there is one person to bomb a thread, and it makes me sick. there is no where to hide from these people!

On a different hand, I can see some slick decals coming out of this regarding tornado defense. Its gonna be a cool Jeep to see when its finished, and I hope it is dedicated well.
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Hey guys, if you want proof I am your guy. I am the one running the FB page for the build and the guy behind the story. I saw it while out in Moore and called Camp myself and now we have this kick ass amazing story. I spent 3 days with Bryan after Camp came to stay with me. I have heard the neighbors stories and seen the tears seen the proof. I know it's all true. Whether you believe me or not is up to you. Bryan is an amazing guy and did things that I would have hoped any man would have done. He is an avid wheeler and has donoe the entire Rubicon Trail among others in that Rubi, to hear him say "I have wheeled everywhere, but not on my friends houses" hit home pretty quick. Not a single sponsor has been asked to donate anything. I get messages daily from companies wanting to help out. This Jeep isn't the Jeep, it's the story behind it and how the entire offroad community has came together for an awesome cause. I am proud every minute that goes by so far to be a part of this build. It's going to be epic for sure. Have a great Father's Day everyone.
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Jeep ought to come out with a limited, commemorative "Stomper" edition for 2014.
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God Bless Bryan and everyone else who helped out in the aftermath of that horrible event.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:14 PM   #49
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Thanks for the well wishes!

This story is about the community coming together, not the actions of any one person.

In fact, up until I had finally seen the support that was rallying behind Stomper, I had told Camp Crocker that he should find someone else who didn't have insurance to do this for. Then I saw caravans of Jeepers coming to help the community by lending their hands, escorting the families of those who had lost their lives from funerals to burial sites , and raising money for supplies for the survivors. This was in part due to the inspiration that Stomper had given them, one little Jeep that helped people when they needed it most. This is when I finally agreed to this.

As far as my actions after the storm, I didn't do anything that I would consider remarkable. As we would free people from the rubble most would join right in the search and rescue. The only thing that set me apart was I had a tool to use. We didn't use the winch to free everybody, in fact a lot of the time Stompers' primary job was to protect my 2 1/2 year old son from the rubble and keep him as far away as possible from the spewing gas lines while we dug with our hands. We did also transport injured people out to where help was, and even just folks trying to get out of the area. I returned every day for two weeks to continue helping others find and salvage things like family photos and other irreplaceable items. We worked Stomper for the next three days until there were too many flat tires to continue. The one thing I want you to notice here is that my home is in Ohio. I was doing what I could for other people in need.

I understand questioning this from the perspective of profiting from this. I pray that the sponsors that are donating parts and services towards this build drum up a ton of new sales! They rock! Not one of them have laid out a requirement or request for advertising on Stomper for their sponsorship. The Jeep is slated for the SEMA show this year and I hope that people take notice of the sponsors behind this build.

And yes, I'm excited as hell that my Stomper is getting hooked up! Who wouldn't be? Do I feel like I earned it? Not one bit. But I feel that Stomper did. He's inspired a whole hell of a lot of people to donate their time, their labor, and their money to the community of Moore, OK. And in doing so reminded everyone just how awesome the off-road community is.

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Do we have any updated pics or news on the build?
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Do we have any updated pics or news on the build?
My wife has been following it on another forum. From the sound of it an incredible amount of stuff has been donated and it should be awesome when its done. She has to go to Phoenix in a couple of weeks for work and was going to try and check it out in person.
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I believe it, I saw it on the news track through one of my chaser buddies, then jeep posted it on their web site about 2 months ago. This guy deserves props and so does jeep. I can't believe it started. When storms like this happen, your either a victim or a hero and sometimes both! I just spoke about stomper to the lightning strike thread this morning.
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I think they should have left stomper as he is, in his glory!
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Stomper has been resurrected! It's at the SEMA show.

Moore Tornado Victim's Damaged Jeep Gets Makeover - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Moore Tornado Victim's Damaged Jeep Gets Makeover

Posted: Nov 04, 2013 5:11 PM CST
Updated: Nov 04, 2013 6:01 PM CST
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MOORE, Oklahoma - A Moore tornado victim is getting a new and improved Jeep after his vehicle was damaged May 20.

Bryan Hutton could be seen driving around the streets of south Oklahoma City minutes after the deadly tornado came through.

"We went to work," Hutton said.

The Oklahoman's jeep, which he calls "Stomper," was damaged up during the storm, but was still able to be used to get responders in and out the Westmoore neighborhood.

Hutton posted a picture online of his muddy jeep and said he'd buy another one with the insurance money. That post encouraged other jeep lovers to come to Moore and help the cleanup.

"There were Jeepers coming from Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland, and all over the country," Hutton said.

Soon after, Hutton was contacted by a group who wanted to rebuild his damaged Jeep.

Several vendors donated materials and a new and improved "Stomper" was unveiled this week at the SEMA car show in Las Vegas.

Hutton and his family flew to Las Vegas on Monday to see the finished product. Later this month, organizers say they'll deliver "Stomper" back to Hutton.

"I use mine, I drive in the mud, use it to hunt. Now I got something that I'd be afraid to let people breath on it," Hutton said.

Progress thread - http://jklwrangler.com/2013/06/07/stomper/
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wow that was a quick turn around. the final product is nice and not overdone.
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Here's a follow up from earlier - more photos and a video on the news page.

Moore Tornado Victim's Damaged Jeep Gets Makeover - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |
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That thing is wicked. Love the cage. Nice to see how well it came together.
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haha! Love the "Tornado Rated" Stomper badge! Great story!
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