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tcb09d
04-06-2012, 07:56
http://ht.ly/a6Kb9
7th grouper who lost both legs in Afghanistan. Sorry if it's a repost as it is dated a week ago

Sarski
04-06-2012, 08:47
That link does not work. (Well, at least it doesn't take you to info about 7th).

Richard
04-06-2012, 08:56
That link does not work. (Well, at least it doesn't take you to info about 7th).

:confused:

It takes me to this story:

A homemade bomb took his lower legs. But a 7th Special Forces Group soldier wouldn't let it end his career.

Richard :munchin

DIYPatriot
04-06-2012, 08:58
It is Special men like that who enable me and my family to sleep in peace at night and I never take that for granted. Thanks for sharing the link.

miclo18d
04-06-2012, 08:59
¡Que Marveloso!

It takes a special strength to come back from some of these injuries!!!

In 2003 a fellow friend of mine from 2/7th got one of his kidneys shot out of him. I was at Kandahar hospital when he came in. He almost died on the operating table and they gave him 12 units of blood. He was going to be medically retired while recovering in US hospitals.

However, that is not what he wanted and fought the med board. Within 6 months he was back working at 2/7 and worked in the S-3 for about 2 years before he was cleared for full duty. He was back to jumping from 12,999 and he went back to AFG on a team!!!

These are some of the true heroes in our military along with the others that paid the ultimate price.

Let us never forget them!

Sarski
04-06-2012, 09:06
:confused:

It takes me to this story:

A homemade bomb took his lower legs. But a 7th Special Forces Group soldier wouldn't let it end his career.

Richard :munchin

I'll have to double check on my computer as I'm on a mobile device at the moment, and it takes me to a news page (mweartv.com) out of Pensecola with no such headline.

Apologies to the board and the OP for the confusion.

DIYPatriot
04-06-2012, 09:36
These are some of the true heroes in our military along with the others that paid the ultimate price.

Let us never forget them!

They'll never be forgotten by us. Each night before bed, my wife (an MP who deploys to A-stan in a few months) and I tuck our 3 year old son in bed with a prayer. He's been learning the ending on his own, for a while now, and can almost repeat it without fail -

"...God, we trust our souls to you and our lives to the Soldiers in green."

His daycare teachers let him lead lunch prayer now, because the kids at his school only know the standard "God is great, God is good, let us thank him for our food. Amen"....well, my son got pissed that they didn't pray for the Soldiers at school and he sort of let them know about it. Now, it's spreading to other classes.

chance
04-06-2012, 09:50
I was over there when it happened. Working with Chris's dad who is in the 20th Group with me.

Peregrino
04-06-2012, 20:48
FWIW - He's a member here on PS.com.

tcb09d
04-07-2012, 09:12
FWIW - He's a member here on PS.com.

Well at the likelihood that he's read this thread I just wanted to say thank you for your selfless service and continuing in it. Also it's fortitude like yours that pushes me to be a better person and to push myself further every day. God Bless.

DIYPatriot
04-07-2012, 09:35
FWIW - He's a member here on PS.com.

That's worth a lot b/c I hope he reads this and knows that we're grateful for his service and persistence. Somehow, simply saying thank you doesn't feel like enough, but I'll say it anyway - thank you, sir. Hang in there and give it hell! :lifter

Gypsy
04-07-2012, 10:48
Stay strong, Warrior!