A hearty Independence Day salute and “Thank You”
to Army Sgt. Eric Browy of Charlotte, NC.
What One Soldier Gained From His Loss – Charlotte Observer
He wandered into the Army four years ago, at 19, straight from flunking out of UNC Charlotte. (“I was out partying too much.”) He didn’t have many other options. He served one year-long tour and four months of another in Iraq before the accident that sent him back to the States.
He’s not who he was, and the Fourth isn’t what it was. Independence Day means more when you’ve seen a land without it, and when you’ve left some of your own independence there.
“As long as we remember why we have it [freedom] and how we got it, that’s all that matters.”
And he thinks about the people who came before him, American soldiers in other wars who lost blood, limbs, lives. Browy’s part of a chain now. Before, he didn’t even realize the chain existed.
“I just appreciate those people who fought for us, and that’s in Vietnam, World War II, anybody,” he said. “Because without those people, we wouldn’t have what we have.”
A true American hero. Volunteering and standing up to fight terrorists so the rest of us can continue to enjoy America’s freedoms.
God Bless you, Sgt. Browy and your family.
If you truly do Support The Troops, you must also Trust The Troops. Trust them in their battlefield, trust them to finish their mission with honor and ensure the Middle East moves from dictatorship to democracy.
Finally, to the GP Lib Moonbats Trolls (TM): If you really do support the troops, then put your money where your platitudes are… Try here. Or here. Or here. These brave Americans have volunteered to protect this nation so you don’t have to. Think about that while you are trashing your country on daily basis and defending the civil rights of terrorists who want to kill you. If you do not support, trust and help the troops — then yes, I strongly question your patriotism.