Meet the Challenge Landstuhl heroes deserve more.

By
Paul A. Morin, The American Legion National Commander
JoAnn Cronin, American Legion Auxiliary National President
Earl Ruttkofsky, Sons of The American Legion National Commander

Many of the wounded arrive there naked. We are not talking about a hospital in the Sudan, but our very own Landstuhl (Land stool) Regional Medical Center in Germany, a stop on the journey home for most of the severely wounded Americans fighting in the War on Terror.

As Michael M. Phillips explains in his book, “The Gift of Valor,” the clothes of these heroes are often cut off their back by medics and corpsmen as they are evacuated from the battlefield. He adds, “If you make it to Landstuhl, you’re good to go. It was an article of faith among the Marine infantrymen in Iraq that if the corpsman plugged up the hole to keep you from bleeding out, and the field surgeons stitched up the important organs, and the Air Force got you all the way to the Army hospital in hl, Germany, then you’d live. You might not be the same. Your legs might not be where they were before the war. Your arms might not work as well. Your skin might be disfigured by burns. Your brain might be so badly injured that you might not be the same person you used to be. But you’d survive and eventually get home to your parents, your wife, your kids, your girl.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Montauk NY, Soldier Ride 6-16-07

Send an email to the Marines and let them know, you care

RCT-6lettersfromh@gcemnf-wiraq.usmc.mil

You can use the above link to send an email to the Marines who are deployed over seas. The Marines are feeling a definite lack of support. Please send your positive, supportive, patriotic thoughts to them, the Public affairs office will print them out & deliver to the Marines.

Please send this email address to all you know and let us be faithful in our support of them as they are always faithful in support of each other and in service and dedication to our country.

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2007/06/roundtable_with.html

(above is link to Black Five and their interview/request for support for the Marines who are deployed)

It is hotter then heck in the sandbox-check out the temperatures and imagine working and carrying all that gear while on look out 24/7, don’t forget those who are in Afghanistan too. http://www.anysoldier.com/ is a site off of “America Supports You”– if you would like to adopt and mail out care-packages and letters directly. You can request any branch.

****It is so important to let our men and women know that we support them and their dedication of time and service to our country. Remember them today. Remember them tomorrow, next month, next year… and remember our Veterans — it is because of their dedication and sacrifice that we live in a land of freedom and peace, even in the midst of strife.****

8/22/07

http://www.blackfive.net/

Updated information from the Marines:

“Let me just say one thing about the e-mails. The response on that was tremendous. It was — it literally — it overwhelmed our systems over here. Within about — I think it was two weeks, we had like 30,000 e-mails that came to us in support, and I would just like to say, we actually had to stop them because they were overwhelming our system, and we had to put them on a — you know, refer them to our webpage.

If you can, I would appreciate you doing anything to thank the people for all their support that they gave us. The Marines over here really do appreciate that; that’s something sometimes that gets lost. They — as I said, they watch the news over here, and a lot of times they seem to think that, you know, the people in the United States are not supporting what we’re doing over here. Nothing, you know, based on the amount of replies we got back, could be further from the truth. It was obviously an overwhelming response, and I just thank you, because it came from your guys’ follow-up on me asking that.”

 

Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride- 6/16/07

June 14th – United States Army’s 232nd Birthday

http://www.army.mil/

Heroes of the War on Terror

http://www.stripes.com/07/jun07/heroesweb/index.html

” I AM THE MOTHER OF AN AMERICAN SOLDIER”

Author Unknown

 

You see me every day going about life as usual – or so it appears. I
rub shoulders with you at work. I shop at Walmart and the grocery store.
I fill my car at the corner gas station. You might see me anywhere.
Don’t be deceived: My life has not been “normal” for months. I am the
mother of an American soldier.
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Gathering Eagles Video

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