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The unseen wounds and warriors of war
WND ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | Chuck Norris

Posted on 04/21/2013 2:23:03 PM PDT by Perseverando

Exclusive: Chuck Norris prays for bombing victims, applauds heroes' valiant acts

As with others across the nation, my wife, Gena, and I are so proud of the first responders and host of rescuers, medical personnel, law enforcement, firemen, military, crisis counselors and good Samaritans who immediately were called into action and undoubtedly saved lives, limbs and souls because of their heroic efforts. Truly, America’s best shine brightest during our country’s most difficult and darkest moments.

At the same time, however, my wife, Gena, and I join the rest of the nation in offering our most heartfelt condolences and prayers for all the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. We weep in particular with the families of 8-year-old Martin Richard, 29-year-old restaurant manager Krystle Campbell and a Chinese graduate student at Boston University, Lu Lingz,all of whom were killed by the blasts.

In the end, such criminal thugs who are responsible for such heinous, despicable and cowardly acts, win only if we allow their monstrous beings to intimidate us into fearful and recluse lifestyles, including hindering us from participating in public recreational and sports activities like the Boston Marathon.

We, too, pray for the families, relatives and friends of the victims, who we know will, in due time, rise up, find the courage to face tomorrow and build a better day for themselves and others – just like the parents of 8-year-old Martin Richard, one of whom serves as a director of a local community group and one of whom works at Neighborhood House Charter School, where their daughter attend classes just as Martin did.

Speaking of wounded healers, I recently was reminded of another troubling health trend among U.S. wounded warriors. More than 600,000 troops have returned from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury and

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bostonbombing; bostonmarathon; ems; firemen; firstresponders; lawenforcement; medicalpersonnel; military; traumaticbraininjury; wot; woundedwarriors

1 posted on 04/21/2013 2:23:03 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Good to see that Norris is involved with helping our warriors.

2 posted on 04/21/2013 3:32:55 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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