Perception is often reality

Somewhere in Afghanistan one of our fighting men and women may have just had a life changing experience.

Perhaps this particular soldier was a squad leader and was involved in a horrific roadside bomb explosion that seriously injured him while taking the lives of two of his men.

He is fortunate to be alive and has received medical treatment for his serious physical injuries that will take months if not years to heal. On the other hand his emotions are fragile and he struggles to somehow clear his mind to achieve some kind of mental relief associated with such a traumatic experience.

This person represents some of our finest young American citizens and is serving his country in the most honorable way possible which includes putting his very life and future on the line. It