Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Bronze Star for a Bionic Marine

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Capt. Derek Herrera walked to the stage to receive his Bronze Star with a combat "V". The citation was given after the patrol he was leading came under heavy fire in Afghanistan in 2012, inspiring his men to acts of heroism as he directed the efforts to save the lives of patrol, even as he received treatment for the bullets that smashed his spine and collapsed his left lung.

Captain Herrera was paralyzed from the waist down. He has remained on active duty, undergoing rehab and learning to use a bionic exoskeleton known as ReWalk, so that he could end his career in the Marines "standing on his own, as he did when he joined the Marines". Captain Herrera will leave active duty, standing tall, on November 30th.

Semper Fi, Captain Herrera!


  1. Can anyone explain to me why we are sending these guys over there to get all torn up in the first place? When are we going to mature enough as a culture to stop this?


  2. Didn't you get the memo? President Nobel Peace Prize told us this is the war we should be fighting. Single handedly neutered the anti-War movement on the Left. Even secretly signed our combat troops up for another year, under cover of darkness, so that his mind numbed liberal drones wouldn't hear about it before the election.

    Your Kool-Aid must be getting low. Let me top that off for you!


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