Operation Proper Exit

In all my years of service, the worst injury I sustained was a broken ankle. I was playing volleyball. And I whined. A lot.

So I’m awed and humbled by the many veterans who have been wounded in action during the War on Terror, and struggled to live their lives to the fullest, often continuing on active duty with wounds that previously would have seen them medically retired whether they wanted that or not (Hey, Chuck!)

I’m certain that more than one soldier wounded in Iraq wondered, “Was it worth it?’? Having spilled their blood for their country, and for the citizens of a nation that was formerly our implacable foe, did their service and sacrifice make a difference? Well, Operation Proper Exit gave a handful of veterans a chance to see what their pain and suffering helped achieve.

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Thanks to Blackfive.net.

BTW, I hope to have a guest post soon on just what an Advise and Assist Brigade is and how they are organized to help the Iraqi National Army provide security for their nascent democracy.

3 thoughts on “Operation Proper Exit”

  1. We hosted one of these proper exits, but since it was CSM business, I had no visibility on it. Looked good to me, though.

  2. “Operation Proper Exit”, this is the way it should be done. Everybody, please understand, in some ways, they are “Medically Retired”. But what we really need to understand is this, in some ways, they will always be serving this Great Nation.

    From one Disabled Vet, to the wounded, I would like to offer my sincere *Thank You.* There are no words, that I can say, that will fully express what I feel.

    Very Respectfully,

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