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February 28th, 2014 11:39
 


 

By Todd Blomerth
 

A BRIEF STORY OF AN AMERICAN SOLDIER

(This is the part of three part series on a soldier severely wounded in Afghanistan)

 

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November 10th, 2013 20:52
Anyway - my cousin, Todd Blomerth (a.k.a. "El Presidente del Mundo") launched yesterday from Lockhart TX with 20-22 "manly men" along with whom was welcomed Wounded Warrior SPC Matt Pundyk. Matt lost his left leg below the knee and a sizeable junk of flesh from his right leg, plus a MTBI, plus loss of hearing in left ear, plus, plus.... when he step on an IED in Afghanistan on 25 May 2012. He's a trooper - a 19D scout/recon marksman - and a true fighter. He's nearing his retirement date and still battles residual issues from the time in combat. So, this trip for him is highly therapeutic in that it gets him AWAY from the stress that is barracks life and dealing with the issues of MEB's, VA, and his accountability to the Army. They apparently hit the HARD hikes first day out as they scaled Casa Grande - a map and print out giving elevation changes is attached - it's NOT an easy hike - and it will KICK YOUR ASS if you are not in shape - however, as ...   Read more...
November 8th, 2013 20:45
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/laurel/ph-ll-operation-second-chance-1107-20131108,0,101810.story

6:00 a.m. EST, November 8, 2013

Operation Second Chance is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who serve their country — helping wounded veterans transition back to civilian life through a variety of means, whether it's field trips to concerts, ball parks or golf courses. But a local OSC program is focused on a more outdoorsman-like approach.

No Person Left Behind is a program of Operation Second Chance that brings together men and women with an appreciation of the outdoors ...   Read more...

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