Monday, June 11, 2012

Captain Dan Luckett: Georgia Boy & American Hero

On this blog, you are likely to learn a tremendous amount of stuff like the history of and happenings in the Lower 48 (Plus 2) States that make up this incredible place we call America. While that is a major focus of The Lower 48 (Plus 2), it's not the sole purpose of it. I also want to feature some ordinary Americans who have done extraordinary things. I'm sure you know someone like that. If you don't, you will by the time you finish reading today's post.

I came across this information a couple of years ago and I wanted to share it with you today. It is the type of tale that is timeless. 

This is the story of a young man whose courage and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds are a testament to the character of an individual of whom all Americans can be proud. His name is Captain Dan Luckett, a Son of Norcross, Georgia who has served his country far beyond the call of duty. I"ll post the first few lines of the article. Please take a moment to click the link and read it. It's well worth the time.

(Associated Press) When a bomb exploded under Dan Luckett's Army Humvee in Iraq two years ago — blowing off one of his legs and part of his foot — the first thing he thought was: "That's it. You're done. No more Army for you."
But two years later, the 27-year-old Norcross, Georgia, native is back on duty — a double-amputee fighting on the front lines of America's Afghan surge in one of the most dangerous parts of this volatile country.

I am more convinced than ever that the future of the United States is in very capable hands with young men like Captain Dan Luckett leading the way.

God bless Captain Luckett - an ordinary American who has done extraordinary things in service to his country.

And may God continue to bless America.

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