Monday, June 20, 2011

A Thumbs-Up Kinda Monday

In this photo provided by International Security Assistance Force Regional Command (South), U.S. Army Pfc. Shawn Williams of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, gives the thumbs-up to members of his unit as he is evacuated after being injured by a roadside bomb, Friday, June 17, 2011, in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. Williams was transported to the Role 3 military hospital at Kandahar Airfield for treatment.

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May Almighty God bring all our Soldiers home-whole in body and mind.


Bag Blog said...

This pic reminded me of a story I posted years back about meeting an Ia Drang Valley veteran, Mr. Rangel. He told me how he had been wounded during the battle and put into a helicopter flown by Bruce Crandall (who received the MOH a few years ago for his part in the Ia Drang battle). It was a hot LZ with bullets flying. He said that as he was put in the helicopter, he could see a downed helicopter and feared the same would happen to him, but as they lifted off he watched the tree line, the mountains, and finally clear blue sky. He said that Bruce Crandall turned and gave him a "thumbs up" sign and a big smile – something that he would never forget.

AirmanMom said...

bag that story!!! thank you!