Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday Hero 03/31/2010

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LTC Tim Karcher
LTC Tim Karcher
U.S. Army

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Karcher was shot in the shoulder in Iraq back in 2006. After just 5 months of healing at home that included 7 surgeries, he chose to go back to war.

"My unit was over there, they were taking casualties. It felt terrible to be here, it felt wrong," he said.

Reunited with his troops, Karcher was in Baghdad last summer for the historic transfer of power from the U.S. to the Iraqis.

But 10 days after that historic day, Karcher's vehicle was bombed and he lost both of his legs in the explosion.

"I'm very proud of him, he's fought for his life, he fought the whole summer to stay alive and he's taking it and running with it, he's so positive," said Alesia Karcher, Tim's wife.

Karcher says the tragedy of losing his legs made him realize what he still had including a wife and three children who need him.

"I could sit around and have a pity party everyday, but it's not going to grow my legs back," he said. "Life kicks you in the teeth every now and again, you get to decide how you react to it."

You can read more about LTC Karcher here and here.


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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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8 comments:

Bag Blog said...

What an amazing young man! Thanks for sharing his story.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

What an inspiration.

Hallie

Donna said...

God bless him for his service and sacrifice.

Coffeypot said...

I admire his courage. Yes life does kick us in the teeth sometimes. It it does, you can choose to eat puddings for the rest of your life or you can choose a set of new teeth and eat steak. I hope I have the courage to choose the steak.

AirmanMom said...

bag blog...thank you for taking the time to read of this hero!

AirmanMom said...

hallie...I could not agree with you more! Glad you had a good vacay!

AirmanMom said...

donna...amen.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...I'm with you, my friend!