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Posted: 10/30/2004 5:31:21 AM EST
My connecting flight was cancelled leaving me with 5 1/2 hours to kill in DFW. While I'm walking around I saw several soldiers in desert BDUs. I'm normally a pretty introverted guy and am not prone to being outgoing, but I made a point of thanking them for their service and shaking their hands.

Then I saw a young man coming toward me with a Puple Heart hanging on his shirt. Talking with him I learned that he had been hit with an IED. He still carried shrapnel in his face and leg, and his right eye was damaged leaving him with 20/800 vision. I gave him a heartfelt thank-you and wished God's blessings on him.

As I walked away I got mad at how John Kerry has trivialized the Purple Heart and used it for political gain. This young man suffered wounds inflicted by the enemy. Kerry isn't worthy to shine that soldier's shoes.

If you see a service member, make a point of thanking the. We owe them so much.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 5:36:15 AM EST
You have a solid perspective. Good for you. And hope your brief stay in DFW was pleasant.

Link Posted: 10/30/2004 5:40:53 AM EST
Any time God blesses someone from South Carolina with 5 1/2 hours in Texas, they ought to be thankful.

I'm glad you gave the troops a much deserved atta-boy.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 7:06:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

As I walked away I got mad at how John Kerry has trivialized the Purple Heart and used it for political gain. This young man suffered wounds inflicted by the enemy. Kerry isn't worthy to shine that soldier's shoes.

If you see a service member, make a point of thanking the. We owe them so much.



I can't disagree with that! I just wish more people could understand the implicatons of it.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 7:16:53 AM EST
Good man. I try to do the same.

Sorry you were stuck at DFW. THat's about the WORST major airport to be stuck at - fewer shops, restaurants, etc than most.
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