February 25, 2010

From Canada: "A Thank You To U.S. Service Members

Michael Yon's photo titled " U.S. Air Force Nurse, Lucy Lehker, comforts an 'unknown' Canadian soldier after he was badly wounded in Afghanistan." shows true human compassion by our military.

Upon seeing Yon's photo/story, parents of the unknown Canadian soldier contacted Yon, this is a excerpt of their letter:

Dear Michael Yon,

Today we were sent your story of February 14, 2010. The “unknown” Canadian is our son Danny. He is a 23-year-old soldier from Vancouver, Canada.

Your photographs were extraordinary and have impacted so many people here in Canada. There has been an outpouring of affection for the Americans who helped Danny in his moment of need. For that, we thank you for recording these acts of kindness into history.

Danny's injuries were the result of an explosion on February 12, 2010. Four Canadian soldiers were injured and tragically one Canadian soldier was killed. Within 20 minutes of the explosion, Danny was airlifted by helicopter to Kandahar. Upon arrival he received emergency surgery that saved his life and prepared him for the flight to Bagram that you were on.

After landing in Bagram, Danny was again airlifted by a US transport aircraft to the US Army run Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. There he underwent additional surgery that closed up his wounds. Once stabilized, the Canadian government dispatched a Challenger jet to bring him home. This afternoon in Vancouver, the shrapnel that did all the damage to him was finally removed. Danny is now recovering in hospital. [ rest...]

Praying for Danny's quick recovery. God Bless all who have served and are serving. Last but not least, a big thank you to Michael Yon for his dispatches. Stay safe and God Speed to all!

Previous: (post had commenter "EXLIXELX" who appears to have Zero compassion)
US Air Force Nurse Lucy Lekhar Is An Angel

UPDATE:

Note: [Yon]Will begin doing weekly interviews with Lars Larson starting this Monday. Interviews will live on Mondays at 3:20PM Pacific; 6:20PM Eastern.

Lars also has a streaming capability for folks who cannot listen on the radio.

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