25 June 2009

Wounded Combat Veterans Return to Iraq

Retired Staff Sgt. Bradley K. Gruetzner, Palestine, Texas, explains his prosthetic arm to service members at Al-Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Baghdad, June 21. Greutzner was injured May 26, 2007 by an improvised explosive device while traveling in a convoy 15 miles north of Baghdad. Photo by Sgt. Kathleen Briere, Multi-National Corps - Iraq.

MNF-I Command Sgt. Major Lawrence Wilson (left) introduces members of Operation Proper Exit to hundreds of service members at Al Faw Palace. The six soldiers returned to Iraq to visit forward operating bases to witness the changes that have taken place due to their sacrifices. They are part of a pilot program, "Operation Proper Exit," run by Troop's First Foundation, an organization sponsored by the United Service Organization. The wounded warriors are (L to R): Staff Sgt. Kenneth Butler, Sgt. Robert Brown, Sgt. Christopher Burrell, Sgt. (Ret.) Marco Robledo, Sgt. Brandon Deaton and Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Bradley Gruetzner.

via GEN Ray Odierno's FaceBook page.

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