October 2014 - Marliss Melton

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Hero Reunites Soldiers with Beloved S...

Hero Reunites Soldiers with Beloved Strays

Hero Reunites Soldiers with the Dogs they Loved Every year, CNN names a dozen or more heroic people and asks for your vote to pick the winner. Even though CNN has quite a lineup of remarkable individuals, the one who has my vote is Pen Farthing, a formal Royal Marine sergeant who created a nonprofit […]

Injured Marine Major wins Archery at ...

Injured Marine Major wins Archery at Invictus

He did it! Several weeks ago I blogged about injured Marine Major Richard (not Eric) Burkett, who was headed to the Invictus games in London to compete. Well, Richard has won the gold medal! Good for him. The Invictus games were the brainchild of Prince Harry, who invited wounded warriors from all over the world […]

Wounded Warrior Games Good for our Ve...

Wounded Warrior Games Good for our Veterans

How does a wounded warrior channel his innately competitive spirit? The Warrior Games, taking place now in Colorado Spring, Colorado, offer injured veterans an outlet. Competing in Paralympic-style events gives veterans a sense of purpose, satisfaction, and a chance to enjoy the camaraderie they were used to in the military. Twenty-one-year-old Lance Corporal Duncan Mathis […]

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