If you have been visiting OMV this week for the first time then you are probably beginning to see the amount of pride Marines have, regardless if they are active, retired or even wounded. You can get a full dose of “whoop ass” here at OMV and this week we are focusing on those that are out of mind and out of sight the majority of time, our wounded studs!
It’s the waking up in the middle of the night, the migraine head aches, they fights they have with loving spouses that everyone else misses out on. Sure its easy to wave your American flag on Memorial day and pay homage, but for all that is holy, we can think about them morethan once a year. They are why we are free. They have paid the price and lived through it. They are the living heroes that bear their scars and overcome physical and mental challenges everyday.
Don’t forget, those wounded that are fortunate enough to have a loving spouse that is walking next to them , telling them to try one more time to get up, who stumbles in the night to find the medication who is there and has the weight of the Marines wounds on their shoulders too. Its not easy being green and it sure as hell isn’t easy being married to a Marine, especially when they are wounded.
Unfortunately life is cruel and there are those that have been injured only to return home to nothing. A spouse that couldn’t live with the wounded warrior in his physical state departs and leaves him. Try going through life all banged up, try going through life after being disowned when you need someone the most. Freaking pathetic, that there are situations like this. Pathetic individuals that bail when their warrior needs them the most is sad!
What continues to blow me away are the GOOD stories that are published like that of this warrior that not only is blind, is a double amputee, re-enlists and continues his fight. I’ve asked it once and I’ll ask it again, “where do we get such fine men?”
Time for a Cgar!!