Sunday, June 7, 2015

Unknown Solider photo series shows the price soldiers pay

we owe so much to these brave men and women:

Marine Corporal Michael Fox was injured while on foot patrol in the
Helmand Province of Afghanistan on November 15, 2011

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Henline's transport was incinerated by a roadside bomb in Iraq.
He was the lone survivor.

On June 8, 2013, Major Matt Smith was shot along with five others by a member of the Afghan National Army in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. The bullet severed his femoral artery resulting in the amputation of his leg

Spc. Marissa Strock was injured when her vehicle was struck by an IED buried in the road.
She was 20 years old

Spc. Robert Bernier was hit by incoming artillery, sustaining burns over 60% of his body

Spc. Jerral Hancock was driving a tank in Iraq when a roadside bomb pierced the armor, breaching the interior. It is believed that Jerral was trapped under the wreckage for half an hour

On November 12, 2011, Nicholas John Vogt, then a first lieutenant, was severely injured by an IED while on a foot-patrol in Panjwaii, Afghanistan. “The only thing that I want to pass on is this: Losing limbs is like losing a good friend," he says. "We wish we could still be with them, but it wasn't 'in the cards. Then we get up, remember the good times, and thank God for whatever we have left.

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