I was just over at Gunn Nutt's place, and saw the fantastic photo of PFC Josh Sparling and his Father, I also read the letter. It is the MUST read of the day. I did have the good fortune of meeting PFC SParling and his Father, while on my first trip to Washington D.C. Bravery, strength, and courage were shown to me.
I also read this over at Andi's place. She writes this.
"On April 4, 2006, H.R. 5083: Staff Sergeant Carlos Farler Citizen Soldier Equality Act of 2006 was introduced in the House of Representatives. Farler, a soft-spoken Kentucky National Guard Sergeant, is the driving force behind this "proposal that would increase disability retirement benefits for reservists injured in combat." On May 11, The National Defense Authorization Act passed the House. The Act included language introduced in H.R. 5083. "
I also was lucky enough to meet Staff Sergeant Carlos Farler, and he left me speechless, inspired and reflective.