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.
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.