Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Humbled. Gratitude. Patriot.

Yea, I'm Mr. Tough Guy.  I don't cry, I don't show too much mushy emotion, I'm tough. Well, that's not entirely true.  I do have a few weak spots.  My little girls...that's certainly one of them.  Another one that goes deep...very deep to my core is my love of country.  My US of A.  In the past few months, I have been getting at least one e-mail a week of a fellow sailor or soldier who I personally know who is being deployed to either Operation New Dawn (Iraq) or the 9 year old conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).  I follow them online and try to be as supportive as I can.  I also gather as much info as I can because I know my day is approaching as well.  Along that journey, I find little snippets of heroism, valor, and absolute dedication to country.  I found one of those this morning, courtesy of the USO.  It is about 10min long and worthy of your time to watch it.  It is the true story of a soldier who answered the call, survived an IED explosion miraculously, and is happier than he has ever been today.  It emotionally...and physically moved me.  It reached way deep inside and for that, I had to share it with you today.  "Thank you, SGT Yarosh.  Thank you."

The video cannot be embedded here due to restrictions set forth by Vimeo.  Here is the direct link.  Thank you for supporting the warfighter...yesterday, today, and every day into the future.

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