Skip to comments.A Few of FR's Finest....06-04-05-07....Military Tribute
Posted on 06/03/2007 6:38:19 PM PDT by The Mayor
HALL OF FAME #19
THE WEEKEND THREAD
T.G.I.F. at the Finest
Every Thursday at the Finest
It rained all around me. I am feeling left out! I am enjoying susnshine again..We had a lot of rain in May and a lot of cloudy days.
Hope you get some rain soon!
Morning, so good to see you.
Beautiful post GeeBee! Thank you.
Good Morning The Mayor :)
Thank you for Military Tribute!
It’s been raining hard all night and all morning. I’m glad we needed it so. How’s the weather up your way?
LOL I just asked about that. The rain usually goes around us too. I’m so glad it’s been rainy all night and all morning. Nice hard rain. Finally. :)
I know how great it is to get needed rain.Believe me..I am not accustomed to having so much rain as we had in May. I was doing rain dances last year..The once low lake levels are above normal now ..What a year!
Good morning, GeeBee. We had a nice qweekend - got some much-needed rain yesterday so I took the kids out to see a movie.
When the spirit is willing
Wounded Ellenville Marine determined to overcome his injuries
The first bullet struck Cpl. Eddie Ryan above the right eyebrow and bored through the frontal lobes, the seat of personality and memory in his brain.
Traveling at about a half-mile a second, the bullet generated a shock wave that widened as it went. The pressure crushed brain cells into jelly. The hunk of metal slammed into the left side of his skull and shattered. A second bullet came from the opposite direction. It sliced through the back of his lower left jaw and burst out his chin. Ryan collapsed on the Iraqi rooftop in Ramadi where he and two fellow snipers crouched. The Ellenville native was bleeding, unconscious, and bullets rained down around him. It was 7 a.m. April 13. Eddie Ryan was as good as dead. He was 21.
THERAPY AIMS TO PUSH him down that road faster. Most days he has double sessions of physical and occupational therapy. A speech pathologist works with him as well. His days run from 8:30 in the morning to 4 or 5 in the afternoon. It is hard work.
Two therapists pulled at Eddie to get him upright in a machine. Yelps spilled from his mouth until they settled his feet on footpads and hooked up the safety harness around his hips. His forearms rested on a shoulder-high shelf. "Stand up straight," one therapist said and pushed his shoulders back. Eddie did. The day before he had walked down the hallway outside his room with the help of a machine. Like a good Marine, he has set himself a goal to walk. How long, Felicia asks. "Ten weeks," he says.
Good morning to all on this fine day.
Thanks to the Mayor for Military Monday.
Thank you to the men and women on duty at home and abroad who serve and ensure our Freedom.
And, dear Meg33, thank you for that incredible pic at post #39 ... pretty much sums it all up.
“May God protect our protectors.”
Amen! I read that thread and saw the pictures the other night and thought, "that is definitely not a picture of Murtha form years gone by."
My best friend and I celebrate 42 years of marriage today. She's still my young, vibrant, beautiful bride. If I didn't know better, I'd swear she must have gotten married when she was five. :)
Congrats to you and Mrs. DD! JK and I celebrated our 40th last month. Ain't marriage wonderful when you find the right person?!
Absolutely! Belated Congrats to you and JK.
Yer a lucky man, Dave ... )
... should’ve also added a hearty Congratulations to you and the Mrs. ... )
We finally had some needed rain too. All night and all morning. I think it’s clearing up now. That’s great to take the kids to a movie. What movie did you all see?
Shrek the Third. The kids liked it.
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