Yesterday (Sunday 11/25), GuSgt Jesse Saltzman USMC deployed back to Afghanistan for the second time. His last trip there didn’t end so well, as they were 28 days from coming home when his Corporal, Ken Kalish, stepped on an I.E.D.
Kenny lost both legs and Jesse was knocked out and received shrapnel in his hand, leg and neck. On that morning Jesse had talked to Sgt Jason Rogers, and he mentioned how it should be a pretty easy day. Later that day, Sgt Rogers was mortally wounded in an ambush.
So as we storm the stores for bargains and rejoice in the season, we need to remember who makes it possible: It is our brave men and women that won’t be home for Christmas.
I will be holding my breath and not getting much sleep for the next 7 months. The thing I do realize is it is the life he chose. So to him I say "Semper Fi Marine"!!!
Here is Jesse’s Facebook posting from yesterday
Just kissed the wife and kids goodbye, on my way for a zillion hour flight back to Afghanistan.ugh, never really prepared or ready, wish we could start a war with some country that’s nice and tropical like Jamaica or Hawaii for once.
Hawaii?? He's a funny guy!!! Wonder where he got that sense of humor?
Please put him and all our sons and daughters in the Military on your prayer list.