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May 1, 2009

One of many Operation Ward 57 aids in recovery!

In the summer of 1986, I was one of a group of four men hurriedly moving into position to defend a section of wall during what was quickly becoming a successful base overrun by the enemy. After only a few moments of exchanging small-arms fire, an RPG slammed into our position. I woke up in a hospital bed a day later with a bandage around my head. It took two weeks for the initial recovery from the concussion—I was the lucky one.

Two of the men next to me were killed out right by the shrapnel and blast. The other lost his left arm. So, even though I served as a corpsman, I Xanax really don’t like being in hospitals. I especially find it disturbing when hospitals are unable to deliver—either because of funds or bureaucratic inefficiency—what wounded warriors need in their recovery beyond the surgeries and food.

That’s what so impresses me about OPERATION WARD 57: filling that gap and helping veterans in so many ways as they’re processed through Walter Reed Hospital, the US entry point for many servicemen and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan—You probably read about what was happening in the news and it was atrocious!

A lot of people talk about how bad things have become and how something should be done, but how many people really put themselves out and do it?…Whichever reason, I want to congratulate you and assure you’re doing a very good thing!