Category Archives: Wounded Warrior

The Union Leader Who Tells Disabled Vets To Die

The Veterans will take the lead on dealing with this crap!
Twana

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Her union (IBEW Local 2222) can be contacted at 617-929-6000, and the Fax # is 617-929-6099.

The president of her union is Ed Fitzpatrick.
Phone: (617) 929-6006
Email: edfitzpatrick@ibew2222.org

The vice-president of her union is Kevin Holland.
Phone: (617) 929-6018
Email: kevinholland@ibew2222.org

Her Congressman is Michael Capuano.
Phone: (617) 621-6208
Send him an email here: http://www.house.gov/capuano/contact/email.shtml

This kind of disgusting hate speech towards our military men and women needs to be addressed, and the woman held accountable for her vile words. If she represents her union in any official capacity, one would hope she would be stripped of her title, and that the union would state their support for our veterans. Let’s see how they respond. Please share this article far and wide.

You can read Airman Kolfage’s story here.
Brian Kolfage is on Twitter here.
His Facebook page is at Brian Kolfage.

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The Wounded Ranger’s Salute During a Purple Heart Ceremony That Left the Room Weeping

The Blaze

Wounded, bandaged and hooked up to tubes in an Afghanistan intensive care unit, a U.S. Army Ranger, thought by hospital staff to be unconscious, heard his commander’s voice and addressed him with the iconic symbol of respect: a salute.

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U.S. Army Ranger Josh Hargis, wounded at a base in Afghanistan, raises his hand in salute during his Purple Heart ceremony. He was thought to be unconscious and raised his arm despite a doctor initially trying to restrain him. (Image source: Taylor Hargis/Facebook)

Josh Hargis, a Purple Heart recipient with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, was injured after 13 improvised explosive devices went off while he was conducting a mission in Afghanistan to capture a high value target, according to the website Guardian of Valor. Several members of the unit were killed by a woman wearing a suicide vest and others injured by the IEDs that went off afterward.

Hargis’ commander sent his wife, Taylor, a letter explaining what her husband endured along with a photo, which the Guardian of Valor is calling the “salute seen around the world.”

Taylor Hargis posted the note and photo on Facebook over the weekend, calling it a letter that details the “kind of man I have the privilege of being married to.”

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Josh Hargis and his wife, Taylor. Josh was wounded while in Afghanistan. (Image source: Taylor Hargis/Facebook)

The commander’s letter said that Hargis held on for two hours after being “seriously wounded” before making it to the hospital. Once there, he endured hours of surgery.

“…the single greatest event I have witnessed in my 10 years in the Army.”

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Before being transferred from Afghanistan to Germany where he would make his flight back to America, Hargis had a Purple Heart pinned on to his blanket in a ceremony, which included other Rangers, doctors and nurses at his bedside.

“During the presentation the [Ranger Regimental] Commander publishes the official orders verbally and leaned over Josh to thank him for his sacrifice. Josh, whom everybody in the room (over 50 people) assumed to be unconscious, began to move his right arm under the blanket in a diligent effort to salute the commander as is customary during these ceremonies,” the letter read. ”Despite his wounds, wrappings, tubes and pain, Josh fought the doctor who was trying to restrain his right arm and rendered the most beautiful salute any person in that room had ever seen.”

In this emotional moment, “grown men began to weep and we were speechless at a gesture that speak volumes about Josh’s courage and character,” the letter continued. “The picture, which we believe belongs on every news channel and every news paper is attached. I have it hanging above my desk now and will remember it as the single greatest event I have witnessed in my 10 years in the Army.”

It is unclear when exactly Hargis was injured in Afghanistan or what the extent of his injuries were.

Watch WHAM-TV’s report about Hargis’ incredible salute:

(H/T: BizPacReview)

 

Please pray for Wounded Warrior CPL Christian Brown USMC

CPL Christian Brown USMC. Chris is making excellent progress in his recovery and recently he has begun to walk with temporary prosthetic legs. Please keep this brave warrior and American Hero in your prayers and his family.

Please pray with all your heart and soul for this seriously wounded warrior and for his family

♥ ♥ ♥ SSG Travis Mills US Army is the soldier who recently lost all of his limbs from an IED. Michael Green met SSG Mills on April 26th, 2012 at Walter Reed. He was in extreme pain and Michael has just learned that he will be placed in a self induced Coma to deal with this. Please pray with all your heart and soul for this seriously wounded warrior and for his family. ♥ ♥ ♥