June 6, 2006
Maj. Elizabeth Smith, executive officer with 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas, talks to a Soldier about job opportunities at Fort Bliss during the TRADOC Wounded Warrior Job Fair at Walter Reed Army Medical Center June 2.
Where do we find such tough warriors that even want to continue serving after being wounded???
May God Bless them as they continue serving!
So successful have been the front line medical forces in theater that personnel who likely would have died 15 years ago are being successfully treated, evacuated and rehabilitated.
Now, we're reading about them being reassigned and even redeployed.
In the office where I'm a support contractor, we have a Captain who was severely wounded in Iraq. He's with us on just such a program. I don't know the exact extent of his injuries, but I know his vision is very compromised. His wife is also a Captain, but she's currently deployed to ... well where she can get shot at or blown up. Their plan is to start a family when she gets back. I don't think she'll be staying in, maybe in the Reserves? After he gets bored and frustrated half to death, he may decide not to stay in either. We shall see. Main problem is he's in an engineering/technical organization, without the background for it, so he's getting all the shiite jobs.