“Retreat Hell! We’ve just got here!”
Well… not really… it was October 2005 when Janelle and I first visited Bethesda. I often wonder how Shawn is doing. Now I know, found his “Alive Day” video on You Tube. God is Good.
Another Marine we met on one of our first visits just received his final paperwork and is officially medically retired. It took 5 years.
Then there is the Marine from Massachusetts, the only survivor out of his group of nine.
The Corpsman who was awarded a Bronze Star.
There was a Lieutenant who was in a wheelchair being pushed by his Dad and was so polite to Janelle and me, asking us about our sons.
The Marine in his Santa hat with the little Purple Heart pin on it; the hat was covering the surgical scars from the head injury from an IED blast. Continue reading October 28, 2010 – Mercy Hall: “Retreat Hell! We just got here!”