Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blinded Warrior Now West Point Company Commander!!

I love it when our wounded BEST are taken care of and even elevated...and he gives credit to his faith and to his wife...I really like this young man!!!...This is part of the article with a link below the photo for the rest....

Smiley was wounded and permanently lost his vision during his
2005 deployment to Iraq. He attributes his strength and drive
during his recovery to his family, faith and friends.

“It was my wife, my family and friends who were in my hospital
room singing songs and reading the Bible that gave me the strength
during my recovery," said Smiley, a member of the
USMA Class of 2003.

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Army Capt. Scott M. Smiley salutes 1st Sgt. Deon E. Dabrio after returning the guidon during the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Unit change of command ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2010. Smiley is the first blind officer and second wounded warrior to hold a position of command. U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan

(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available.


http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=57837

7 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

wow!..talk about inspiration girl!!

MK said...

Same here Carol, good on him and God bless him. An inspiration to us all.

Ron Russell said...

Faith is an amazing thing---it really can move mountains.

Greg Ryan said...

How cool would it be for someone in the body of Christ to command his vision to come back in Jesus name. My next article (I think) will be from Beggers to Commanders.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

God bless him.

shoprat said...

This truly is one of America's finest.

christian soldier said...

WHT-MK --he and family are inspirations....aren't they!

RR-it is...

GR-I look forward to your article-let me know when it is up...

PCC-thank you ..

SR-Yes he is....