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Injured soldier marries in hospital Wells lost both legs in Iraq
Sun Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi) ^ | Dec 2, 2007 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on 12/03/2007 8:29:41 AM PST by Islander7

SMITHDALE --A Mississippian who lost both legs in Iraq has married his girlfriend in a hospital-room ceremony.

Army Spec. Josh A. Wells, 21, married Brandi M. Clark, 19, in a Nov. 20 ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Wells was injured in a Nov. 2 attack on the Stryker Light Armored Vehicle he was driving.

The couple dated throughout Wells' previous deployment to Germany and were engaged in July, with a plan to marry upon his return from an 18-month tour of duty in Iraq.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Mississippi; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bravery; iraq; oifveterans; weddingbells; wot
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"The first day she got here, she came with my family and it was the first time seeing me" since the injury, Wells said. "Brandi asked everyone to leave the room and I didn't know why." Wells' fears were quickly dispelled.

"Brandi got down on one knee and she proposed to me," he said. "She said this is her way of letting me know, legs or no legs, we had both discussed that we were gonna get married when I got back."

1 posted on 12/03/2007 8:29:43 AM PST by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Don’t like her name but she surely sounds like a class act.


2 posted on 12/03/2007 8:34:47 AM PST by MarkT
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To: Islander7

That sounds like one wonderful girl.


3 posted on 12/03/2007 8:36:11 AM PST by bluefish (I'm Hillaryphobing...)
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To: Islander7

U.S. Army Spc. Josh Wells and his bride Brandi were married Nov. 20 in a hospital room at Brooke Army Medical Center.

4 posted on 12/03/2007 8:36:21 AM PST by rawhide
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To: MarkT

Ditto that


5 posted on 12/03/2007 8:36:45 AM PST by wastedyears (One Marine vs. 550 consultants. Sounds like good odds to me.)
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To: Islander7

Tried reading the whole article but the screen kept blurring up.


6 posted on 12/03/2007 8:37:13 AM PST by trimom
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To: Islander7
"Brandi got down on one knee and she proposed to me," he said. "She said this is her way of letting me know, legs or no legs, we had both discussed that we were gonna get married when I got back."

Wow.... My monitor malfunctioned after this....

7 posted on 12/03/2007 8:38:37 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Islander7

tears in my coffee

speechless


8 posted on 12/03/2007 8:41:44 AM PST by malamute
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To: Islander7

Congrats to the happy couple. May they be blessed with a long happy life together.


9 posted on 12/03/2007 8:43:03 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: Islander7

I wish them MANY, MANY years of joy and happiness. No matter what trials and tribulations are in their future, they have something no one can take away from them.


10 posted on 12/03/2007 8:43:47 AM PST by Pistolshot (Never argue with stupid people, they just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: Islander7

I didn’t even read the article, but I am crying just from what has been posted. Prayers up! These kids are facing a long hard road, but God will provide.


11 posted on 12/03/2007 8:44:37 AM PST by Bookwoman
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To: Islander7

Marrying young can be tough. May God help them get through their struggles and bless them with a long and wonderful life together.


12 posted on 12/03/2007 8:49:30 AM PST by OldBlondBabe
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To: Islander7
I know his family is proud. I am, and I don't even know him.

Dare anybody to read this one without tearing up.

I'm wondering if he could receive cards at this addy, or if it would need to be more specific?

Army Spec. Josh A. Wells
c/o Brooke Army Medical Center
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, Tx 78234

13 posted on 12/03/2007 9:05:33 AM PST by LucyJo
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To: OldBlondBabe

I hope they’re very fruitful and multiply. America needs more like them.


14 posted on 12/03/2007 9:06:19 AM PST by bicyclerepair (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: trimom; StarCMC
Tried reading the whole article but the screen kept blurring up.

I seem to be having the same problem. Is this an XP thing, or do I have to get special glasses...
15 posted on 12/03/2007 9:12:07 AM PST by rottndog (Let us NEVER forget those who have paid the highest price, that we may live in FREEDOM!)
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To: LucyJo

ping


16 posted on 12/03/2007 9:13:21 AM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Islander7

Oh my gosh. Just wow. GREAT story! God bless them both!


17 posted on 12/03/2007 9:13:38 AM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com; http://starcmc.wordpress.com/ - The Enemedia is inside the gates.)
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To: rottndog

Thanks for the ping. Seems it might be an XP issue — it’s happening here too.


18 posted on 12/03/2007 9:14:05 AM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com; http://starcmc.wordpress.com/ - The Enemedia is inside the gates.)
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To: Islander7

God bless them....Brandi is indeed a ‘class act’!


19 posted on 12/03/2007 9:17:16 AM PST by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: rottndog
Is this an XP thing,

LOL. Apparently, and it must be viral, because my screen is blurry as well.

20 posted on 12/03/2007 9:17:18 AM PST by radiohead (Dissolution of the IRS as we know it - Fred Thompson. Stop...You had me at "dissolution.")
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To: Islander7

All things considered, he’s a very lucky guy.


21 posted on 12/03/2007 9:22:59 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Columbia = Ayatollah U.)
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To: OldBlondBabe
Marrying young can be tough. May God help them get through their struggles and bless them with a long and wonderful life together.

Concur.

22 posted on 12/03/2007 9:23:51 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Columbia = Ayatollah U.)
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To: StarCMC
My Pleasure!
23 posted on 12/03/2007 9:24:25 AM PST by rottndog (Let us NEVER forget those who have paid the highest price, that we may live in FREEDOM!)
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To: rawhide

Not guilty.


24 posted on 12/03/2007 9:32:09 AM PST by Sloth (Democrats and GOPers are to government what Jeffrey Dahmer and Michael Jackson are to babysitting)
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To: Islander7

Wow! What a story. America needs more people like them.


26 posted on 12/03/2007 11:00:07 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: rawhide

Thanks for posting a picture. I looked for one could not locate it.


27 posted on 12/03/2007 11:13:02 AM PST by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Islander7

That sentance brought tears to the old Sarge’s eyes. She’s what my Mother would call a keeper!


28 posted on 12/03/2007 12:26:31 PM PST by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: Islander7

With a woman like that he’ll be married forever. He’s luckier than most guys with two legs, and I hope he knows it.


29 posted on 12/03/2007 6:23:44 PM PST by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: Melas
hey all. this is brandi. just wanted to say thank you for all of the prayers and well wishes.. but i'm curious to know what's wrong with my name?? peace and love. brandi wells. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
30 posted on 12/03/2007 8:40:56 PM PST by brandiwells6 (november 20th, 2007.. the day i became the happiest woman alive.. the day i became mrs. wells.)
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To: Islander7

Great story great girl.

Pray for W and The Wells’ Marriage


31 posted on 12/03/2007 8:44:07 PM PST by bray (Let's Bring Christ Back to Christmas)
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To: MarkT; brandiwells6

Brandi, you’re fine girl, what a good wife you will be.


32 posted on 12/03/2007 8:49:44 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: brandiwells6; wastedyears; MarkT; Islander7; bluefish; trimom; r9etb; malamute; ...
Brandi, you have a beautiful name and an even more beautiful heart. God bless you and your new husband.

hey all. this is brandi. just wanted to say thank you for all of the prayers and well wishes.. but i'm curious to know what's wrong with my name?? peace and love. brandi wells.


33 posted on 12/04/2007 5:59:21 AM PST by rawhide
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To: brandiwells6

Please don’t take the slight on your name too personally.

You two have made many a tough old vet tear up with your love and devotion to one other.

God has blessed you and you have blessed us. My prayers are that you will have a happy life together and lots of children. This nation needs all the youth it can get raised by the sort of loving parents you two will become. You make our nation proud and strong!


34 posted on 12/04/2007 6:37:18 AM PST by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: brandiwells6

Congrats and best wishes to both of you!!


35 posted on 12/04/2007 6:49:12 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (Don't taze me, bro!!)
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To: brandiwells6
(((((((Brandi and Josh)))))))

Welcome to Free Republic!

It's a privilege and an honor to have you here amongst us!
36 posted on 12/04/2007 6:59:41 AM PST by rottndog (Let us NEVER forget those who have paid the highest price, that we may live in FREEDOM!)
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To: brandiwells6
Welcome Brandi!!

Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life together!!

37 posted on 12/04/2007 7:01:40 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: brandiwells6
We are honored to have you with us.
Welcome to Free Republic.

God bless you and your soldier husband.
You are a lovely lady with a sweet name.

May your marriage be richly blessed.

38 posted on 12/04/2007 7:05:01 AM PST by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: brandiwells6
Regarding post #2...You need to take that up with him, as his is the only mention I see.
Could be he wasn't as blessed & fortunate with a girl of the same name.
39 posted on 12/04/2007 7:08:41 AM PST by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: Islander7

Lots and lots of happiness to a wonderful couple.


40 posted on 12/04/2007 7:08:58 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: Jim Robinson; brandiwells6

Fyi, one of FR’s newest members.


41 posted on 12/04/2007 7:14:00 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide; brandiwells6

Thanks for the ping, rawhide!

Welcome to FR, Brandi! Congratulations to the two of you, and thanks for posting the beautiful picture. You are a beautiful young woman and you have a beautiful name...goes well with the new last name too! : )

You’ve got yourself quite a man there, and it turns out that he has quite a woman too. We are so proud, and thankful, for both of you and what you mean to the future of our country. God bless your marriage and your lives with all of the prosperous goodness of health and love that you deserve.

p.s. Each of you please tell your folks that “they done good”. : )


42 posted on 12/04/2007 7:14:02 AM PST by LucyJo
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To: brandiwells6

Congratulations on your marriage. May God Bless you each and every day of your lives.

And welcome to FR....I hope you stay awhile.


43 posted on 12/04/2007 7:15:49 AM PST by tioga (Dear Santa..........I can explain....)
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To: brandiwells6

You’re a good woman, Brandi. I wish there were some of you around my area or Brooklyn, NY. I wish you both the best for the rest of your lives.


44 posted on 12/04/2007 7:35:48 AM PST by wastedyears (One Marine vs. 550 consultants. Sounds like good odds to me.)
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To: wastedyears

thank you so much. i’m tearing up with all of the amazing comments. words cannot explain how thankful i am. josh had called me the day after his injury and told me that his biggest worry, after all that had just happened, was that i was going to leave him. so i bought a ring, wrote a speech, and got down on one knee. i stayed at his bedside and did everything that needed to be done. as a nursing student, i know how to take care of him. i plan on transfering to a school in san antonio so that i can be with him. i’m kinda nervous though, this is my first move away from home.


45 posted on 12/04/2007 9:16:21 AM PST by brandiwells6 (november 20th, 2007.. the day i became the happiest woman alive.. the day i became mrs. wells.)
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To: brandiwells6

Free Republic is quite a good environment, with some threads routinely producing tears.


46 posted on 12/04/2007 9:45:52 AM PST by wastedyears (One Marine vs. 550 consultants. Sounds like good odds to me.)
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To: brandiwells6
Moving away for the first time can be a bit scary. At least you are not alone, you have your wonderful husband to ease your fears.

Good luck on your future in nursing, but most importantly on your future with your new husband.

47 posted on 12/04/2007 10:04:14 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: brandiwells6; Brad's Gramma; Texas Termite

BG and Nana, come meet Brandi, and read her very special story!

Brandi, I think most of us would agree it’s not unusual to feel a bit of nervousness. Maybe you can find a church family there to help ease you through the transition, and there will be new friends awaiting at the new school too.

You will find a lot of good folks here at FR who will be praying for you and Josh.


48 posted on 12/04/2007 11:24:18 AM PST by LucyJo
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i’m kinda nervous though, this is my first move away from home.

Sweetie, you're going to do JUST FINE! LOOK at the two of you!!! I'm SO HAPPY for you and so PROUD of the two of you!!!!!

God bless you both, with many years, MANY years, of memories, love and oodles of munchkins running around.

Wow. This is TOO cool....

49 posted on 12/04/2007 11:30:00 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: brandiwells6

Conratulations! May you have a long and wonderful life together, and raise a whole bunch of little patriots!


50 posted on 12/04/2007 2:07:54 PM PST by Palladin ("I love the smell of chlorophyll in the morning." -- Hillary)
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