Sunday, August 17, 2008

Every Day Heroes

As some of my regular readers know, Bratdog and I had a nose to nose encounter with a young skunk a few weeks back. For anyone keeping score: Skunks 1 Brats

In what I like to think of as Divine Timing, I then found a post on Soldiers Angels' Germany about a hero among many heroes. Men who are heroes every day of the week. Reading this - and marvelling as always at the tenacity of our troops - somehow my broken ankle and torn up shin didn't seem like such a big deal after all. It IS all about perspective:

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Reunion on the Aviano flight line

Spc. Jesse A. Murphree, Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), greets his 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team comrades returning from deployment in Afghanistan, on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 22. Murphree lost his legs in an improvised explosive device attack in the Korengal Valley, near Ali Abad, Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2007, and has been undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Photo: Dave Melancon.

The whole story is here.

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Thank YOU for your service, Spc. Murphree and ALL of your brothers in arms of the 173rd Airborne. You are all an inspiration to me.

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