11 January 2014

Wounded warrior J.R. Salzman describes moving encounter with Iraqi cab driver in Dallas

"I can't look at you and your arm or I will start crying. I am forever grateful for what you have done for us."

Please read the rest of this incredible, short story.

I'm so happy JR had this experience. Wish every OIF/OEF vet could. So many lives have been touched in a positive way by all who served there. Never forget that.

If you don't know J.R.'s story, here's a good place to start.

10 January 2014

Follow-up: "Wounded Ranger renders salute seen around the world"

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Army Ranger Joshua Hargis lay braced, tangled and constrained by tubing in his hospital bed. Yet bound by duty, he managed to raise his hand in full salute as his commander awarded him the Purple Heart. 
"At that point, I knew what I was supposed to do," Hargis said as recounted the moment to NBC News. "So I hold my arm up. It felt stuck a little bit, so I started tuggin' on it and I pulled it all the way up and, you know, presented my salute as best as I could." 
The moment made grown men at his hospital bedside weep and it instantly became viral after Hargis’ wife, Taylor, shared the photo on her Facebook page.

Three months later, Josh and his wife Taylor give this must-see interview.

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