23 May 2010

Wounded Veteran Stays on Duty at West Point

M. sent me this amazing article about Capt. Smiley who runs the Warrior Transition Unit at West Point.

He was blinded while on patrol in Mosul and nearly died, but he fought his way back to health and stayed on active duty.

What we liked best about his story is how he decided he "didn't want to be like Lt. Dan" from Forrest Gump and he pushed himself to do the things he always wanted to.

Here's the article:

Here is a video of him skiing with a sight guide at Vail


  1. Ohh Chris,

    Thank you for sharing the *AMAZING* story of Captain Smiley. His wife Tiffany is an inspiration too.

    I am in awe of his determination.

    THANK YOU Captain Smiley for your service to the USA !!! May God continue to bless you.

    Proud AF Mom - SSgt Vinny

  2. A special video of Captain Smiley and family to share:


  3. Dear Deb, thank you very much for sharing that touching video. I agree: he and his wife are heroes!

    Take care,



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