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Offline Mitchee

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Currahee
« on: August 24, 2009, 09:31:54 PM »
 A friend of mine sent me this video.  I uploaded it to Photobucket so that I could share it.  Hopefully the link works...


<embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i237.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid237.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/Mitchee15/101st-1-2-3-CURAHEE.flv">
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Re: Currahee
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 11:33:50 PM »
A simple request - when you (meaning anyone) post a link like this, could you take a moment and give us an idea about what we're about to see?  it'd help me know if I'm looking at a cool new prosthetic item, a funny video or someone cooking dinner.  Thanks.
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Re: Currahee
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 11:41:20 PM »
After watching - wow.  Wow!

I heard about this soldier, he was in a coma for a long time and didn't respond to family or friends.  He only responded to his unit's nickname Currahee.  He's now walking, talking and amazing.

Thanks for sharing it.
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+Left foot------------+Right foot---------------+
|Accident 8/31/2002 |ankle fusion 1/8/2008  |
|Amp 7/11/2003      | RBK (Ertl)    4/7/2010 |
|Ertl June 2005        |                                  |
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Re: Currahee
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 09:00:25 AM »
Mitchee, WOW and WOW, IT WAS GREAT. could you send this to the following email address for me  stiption@amputee-coalition.org

and please tell us a little about anymore to prepare use for what we are about to see, still wiping the tears of joy out of my eyes.
you-all have a great day.

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Re: Currahee
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 03:50:13 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm sorry that I didn't post what the video was about.  My simple explanation... I forgot.  Oops.  Sorry for the inconvenience.   


The video is about a US soldier who is recovering from severe injuries that were sustained while he was in Afganistan.  As a result of a roadside bomb he lost both of his legs.  He also suffered head trauma and was in a coma. 

Michelle
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Re: Currahee
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 07:49:24 PM »
Mitchee, good article.  If you find more...post'm   :)