This is the strength of a military spouse/girlfriend that more people need to see. - while at Balboa we saw so many wives and girlfriends leave their husbands/boyfriends because they couldn't handle or didn't want to deal with it! God bless this couple!!
Definitely teared up a little at this........4 year-old Paige Bennethum really, really didn’t want her daddy to go to Iraq. So much that when Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum lined up in formation at his deployment this July, she couldn’t let go. No one had the heart to pull her away.
US Marine Sergeant Merlin German - When stationed in Iraq a roadside bomb exploded near his Humvee, hurling him out of the turret and engulfing him in flames. 97% of his body was burned and he was given a 3% chance of surviving. US Marine German survived and lived for 3 years, continuing to give to his community. There's a wonderful story about him at this link.