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jon f mn

08-08-2012 05:36:33

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Last night I had to get an anual inspection done on my truck. In the shop is a hispanic guy working the counter. He is clearly exmilitary. His right arm is gone 8" from the shoulder, his left has a scar below the elbo that must have nearly cut off that arm too. When he stepped back from the counter I saw his right leg missing below the knee and his left leg had a scar that made the arm one look like a sceeter bite. It covered most of the bottom 1/2 of his leg. This guy was happy, and pleasant, and clearly the hardest worker in the place. I watched him lean down to use his stump to hold the paper so he could right on it like it was nothing, and run around back there in his false leg better than I do on two good ones. All I could think of was how I spent the last 2 weeks whining like a baby cuz I lost a few thousand dollars on a broken truck. More than a little humbling.

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08-09-2012 05:34:03

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 Re: humbled in reply to jon f mn, 08-08-2012 05:36:33  
My hat is off to this man,,,and also you Jon for recognizing this hero.He gave so we could complain.
Thanks for the post Jon

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08-08-2012 22:13:19

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 Re: humbled in reply to jon f mn, 08-08-2012 05:36:33  
Or as said in Chicago, Vote Early and Vote Often! Alive or Dead!!

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USA made only

08-08-2012 17:29:03

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 Re: humbled in reply to jon f mn, 08-08-2012 05:36:33  
If we don't get a change in the goverment this november we all will be in a hell of mess.Pray hard and vote.

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Florida Glenn

08-08-2012 15:32:33

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 Re: humbled in reply to jon f mn, 08-08-2012 05:36:33  
Amen brother! Thanks for sharing, your story made me stop and think as well.

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08-08-2012 10:44:01

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 Re: humbled in reply to jon f mn, 08-08-2012 05:36:33  
Many of us have worn the same shoes as you, don"t be too hard on yourself. Thanks for sharing, and thanks to that young man and all the men and women who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and free.

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08-08-2012 13:29:57

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 Re: humbled in reply to dbb62, 08-08-2012 10:44:01  
Let us all hope and pray that in November the American people will elect a government that also values the freedom and rights our forefathers built for us and this man and others he fought with as they paid a high cost. We owe them more than can ever be repaid.


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John Saeli

08-08-2012 16:52:03

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 Re: humbled in reply to JGarner, 08-08-2012 13:29:57  
A big AMEN!! Hope never did much, but prayer can.

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