Army buddies Ben Lewis and Jake Edgren served in Afghanistan and now work together in the Bakken oil fields. Both survived the dangers on the battlefield, only to face near tr... | More Info

Life in the Boom: From battlefield to oil field

Jim Gehrz and Curt Brown

Army buddies Ben Lewis and Jake Edgren served in Afghanistan and now work together in the Bakken oil fields. Both survived the dangers on the battlefield, only to face near tragedy when a crane collapsed on a drilling site, nearly killing Jake, while his friend looked on.

Life in the Boom: From battlefield to oil field

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