Thursday, January 20, 2011

Can I just say...?

After having lived with Wounded Warriors for more than a year, crying, struggling, suffering and laughing with them, I have become a surrogate mother to more than a few. I have also become one of their greatest defenders. There's not a lawmaker or VIP I encounter who I don't grill about what they'll do to help injured troops. More than one soldier has asked me to write a book about my experience so people will know what THEY'RE going through.

Even those troops who normally don't think much of the press took me in as one of their own. I have seen more combat than most of them. I have covered wars for longer than most of them have been alive. I have tried my best to tell their stories, and the dangers they face in combat. I got blown up doing my job. And as one General said to me "that makes you as much an American as any of us".

The only positive thing to come out of my recent experience has been the opportunity to live with and love the greatest Americans there are.


Emmy said...


It's so wonderful to hear how you've become a mentor to all these soldiers. Your struggle certainly has been an inspiration to me! And as the General told you, yes: you are just as much an American as all those soldiers. God bless.

Oldfool said...

Through death and destruction you are learning to live.
Perhaps you should write a book as much for yourself as anyone else. It would only be good for others if the writing of it were good for you and only you will know that.

kbos2hm said...

hmm my dad was a soildger so was my borther none of them it helped my borther left after his kidneys nacked up and my dad he landed in the loony bin and my step borther well he hung himslef after comming out why do people fight is it all just about greeed and religion

Moonpie said...

I'm so sorry. I am committed to making sure other veterans aren't forgotten. I'm so sorry for your loss.