Saturday, February 10, 2007
As the color guard entered the assembly, the wounded soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen who could do so rose. One of them was Staff Sgt. Jon Arnold-Garcia of the 101st Airborne Division. Arnold-Garcia lost the lower half of his right leg when insurgents attacked his convoy in Hawija, Iraq. He has not yet been fitted with a prosthesis.
Arnold-Garcia stood at attention without his crutches. As the national anthem played, he saluted the flag, standing on one leg. When he would momentarily lose his balance, Arnold-Garcia touched the elbow of his saluting arm to the soldier next to him, Staff Sgt. Steve Bosson of the 1st Cavalry Division. Bosson lost the lower half of his left leg in an insurgent attack west of Baghdad.
Fighting tools of American imperialism? Hiding behind the Constitution and the flag?
Arnold-Garcia, Bosson and thousands of others have shed their blood so ungrateful jerks have the right to write such garbage.
Definitely read the whole thing.
The bloody disgusting truth is that there are always ungrateful citizens who get some sick perverted glee trashing the troops who fight, get injured and/or die in some god-forsaken hell-hole so that the folks at home can sleep soundly, peacefully, and without fear every night. There is some quirk in the human make-up that causes people to resent those that help/protect/save them.
Doesn't surprise me to see that is on a San Antonio web page. San Antonio is a military town, what with Fort Sam Houston, Brooks AFB, Lackland AFB and Randolph AFB.
Sen McCain's comments were particularly good also. Thanks for noticing this Jason. As always, you are one fine young Man.Post a Comment