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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

If they won't give up, why should we?

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - When Capt. Ivan Castro joined the Army, he set goals: to jump out of planes, kick in doors and lead soldiers into combat. He achieved them all. Then the mortar round landed five feet away, blasting away his sight.

"Once you're blind, you have to set new goals," Castro said.

He set them higher.

Not content with just staying in the Army, he is the only blind officer serving in the Special Forces — the small, elite units famed for dropping behind enemy lines on combat missions.

I think Capt. Castro's story is a good one for this Independence Day weekend. Full story at the link above.

h/t to blonde sagacity.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Glenn Bartley said...

Simply an amazing amount of patrotism.

7/03/2008 8:27 AM  

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