Bruce McQuain from Blackfive joined us once again for Someone You Should Know, our weekly tribute to the troops. Bruce spent 28 years in the U.S. Army and he is a veteran of the Vietnam war. He brings a perspective and understanding to these stories that we could never match.
Tonight, Bruce told us about Staff Sgt. Luis Rosa-Valentin. The following comes from the Killeen Daily Herald,
"Luis Rosa-Valentin got something Tuesday morning he’s wanted since arising from a coma nearly a year ago.
“Sgt. Rosa! Rejoin your formation!”
Steadied by a friend, he rose from his wheelchair and stepped onto the brown grass toward 200 uniformed soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. Excited chattering came to a halt as heads turned and a knowing silence fell over the crowd.
This audience knew what was happening. People were more than willing to forgo their reunions for a few minutes so one soldier could have his.
Staff Sgt. Luis Rosa-Valentin was there to check on his