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What are you three have in common use -- seven mountain seven -- they Colmes summit the last -- be in Mount Everest why.
We did for a lot of reasons but one of the things we -- really patriotic positive message for America.
And two I -- energy set people that healing powers of the mountains.
Let them come with depression or PT SD and realize that you can surmount any thing now with teamwork so and you guys have all seen action captain -- mayor and you're the one who -- can do a push up a second.
I can about her the celebrity with both of pushups as the major Marshall he would bolt shaved your -- you're exactly right back -- that's unbelievable he went out of the mistaken for -- -- -- -- -- seven pounds over the course of eight years but you said that there's something about being -- the top of the mountain.
Did you believe -- got a healing is that -- -- -- element to it that you have to spread to other soldiers coming back.
And then who have served because allow him suffer from PT -- Oh absolutely I think got climbing mountains offers you a metaphorical goal as well as a literal goal and standing on top of the mountain and achieving.
That goal a lousy two.
You know heal some of these issues that you've come homeless.
Senior master -- -- Disney is to my immediate left.
Now sergeant -- -- action and you've seen it bad I mean you've got shot and tell us where what happened and how you recover.
Gesture it was an operation enduring freedom back in 2003 was actually on Good Friday.
And I went -- to do some rescue work and as my team inserted -- we got ambushed by Taliban forces and I got.
Shot in the face of an -- -- -- did you see that gone.
Yeah yeah I thought I mean you could see that -- guy and -- flash and then what are your thoughts when that happens.
Asia if you see you -- you -- and yourself and you absolutely bullet to the Saudi yes that's right when in the set in my face gouged six -- -- tracked along my face and then now.
Punched in underneath my ear damage a bunch of muscle and popped out just a little bit to the right must find how long was your recovery.
And I he'll like Wolverine and -- really Chris so.
It -- about four months and I was put back on operations that as you insist on that easily -- -- down right absolutely absolutely could have gotten out and I've actually had -- -- -- -- whole string of injuries from.
Helicopter crash is traumatic brain injuries high falls broken bones and you name it.
And on each time I've managed to bounce back for me to those and that was one of the things we wanted to highlight with this.
This -- in my participation in and as a wounded warrior I'm going to Everest base camp is the resilience of the wounded warrior in the ability to continue bouncing back after facing great adversity.
Yeah and and that's the message you -- -- -- guys -- that you're you're the one of the guys -- experienced it it goes a long way as opposed to me saying.
Well -- you know will you could say it actually help.
Absolutely you know it's like like -- What the captaincy and when you are facing a mountain.
Whether it's a mountain of debt mountain of grief mammoths are -- mountain of loss.
None of injuries like I have.
It's very easy to get caught up in where you are on the mountain and oh my gosh it's awful here it sucked so bad it's it's cold and it's.
And and I'm tired that's a danger in and the seamless I am exactly and instead which you have to keep your mind on as the summit is where you're trying to get to always keep your mind and what it's gonna feel like to get there and just get that moment of serenity and feeling of accomplishment.
And -- -- just a it's been an amazing thing to be.
Be associated with this rob you of.
Was -- like.
-- one boy I mean that experience to each time was a war zone it's.
It's really it's exceeds its enlightening to say that -- yeah I mean -- attached to experience -- -- to go to combat.
And then it's also looked all right it's that the combatants in the people you're going after NC -- civilians out there and it actually taught me a lot of humility.
And that -- respect for.
Any respect for the missions were doing right now twice for hours a day especially at night time.
There are people doing stuff all around of the world American military men and women and in uniform and they're doing missions that would blow your mind.
-- -- I can hear about and -- out saving you know saving the Davies the unit Amber's really proud to be part of that.
And it captain also -- 2006 she graduated from the US air force academy.
When you graduate from the academy unlike different times you know you're gonna see some action and it yeah I mean what year at the academy training to go into the air force -- once -- into the operational air force you know that.
You you're you're gonna be a part of something extraordinary -- You're going on -- and doing something that hasn't as a direct effect on young people in America and the rest of the world you weary with -- Guys coming back that the does he is shown already they can handle it.
-- the wounded warrior project was successful I -- -- do some work with them and home forces foundation they're great.
Are you worried -- would are going to be able to handle you guys you come back to two we'd be back in.
Not at all and the reason I say that is because.
When you talk to Vietnam vets found that that came back and didn't have these kind of programs set up to support them.
To their astounded at the support that we get today and actually I was injured and like -- -- 03 before the wounded warrior program to -- over to program to take care wounded warriors started.
And the difference between how I was treated not treated but how I.
Was handled at the time.
And -- -- handled now it's it's an absolute priority and it went where program and our guys are getting take -- better care of -- at a time in American history but I integrate it's a great time to be would have more in America throughput for example as Healy do you need medical care extraordinary medical care and a few wounds -- di -- still get.
Some stabilizing medical care now and again pound for four ongoing injuries come I was actually injured a year ago and they they do a very good job taking care of -- -- But the question is are you getting a response that they would -- -- -- VA is -- say okay we'll get to sixty days seven days it is is were active duty.
And that's that means we have -- -- work with the VA you know we're working direct with that -- American military -- when I got about a depression.
I didn't have to wait I I -- it was a took a lot of guts me to do but I walked up the stairs to a mental health guy said I'm I think I'm depressed.
Bam right and sop -- person that day and that's again actually motivate me to get back into the mountains and that you know that's -- -- people on that if any of us have any mental or PT EST issues.
Like that like lightning we're taking care of why do you think it is.
Did the recruiting has not gone down it's gone up you guys -- all hitting your marks still in a time which we were had enough for awhile two active wars.
Captain but I think the US military always has had his reputation at least recently and as being an organization people wanna be a part of and you know there in their -- their answering why why we.
They think that people coming back well I'd be taking care -- and I think it's because of the family that that the military offers you know we all look out for each other and you know people -- -- be a part of that right -- you have in his arm.
We had people taking photos with us we got today get escorted in the special is it it's so we're so proud to be part of military think that's what people wanna sign up.
We -- twelve years of people that rob Disney.
Putting their lives on the line in going in the foreign countries to try to protect our interest.
And it's -- -- be proud about that -- yeah.
-- you know what we're part of the team again.
That's good to -- because you know we are everywhere is proud -- of with the military's accomplish and also the fact -- -- volunteers.
Heck yeah yeah absolutely all volunteer force and where we're where we're serving the country a lot of military listen to the shows who they say hey you know what the next sunny.
Has called climbing for warriors dot com.
It's just just -- bunch of airmen air force folks trying to.
Take care of an air force people I listen regularly keep decoupling sushi you guys who put in prison I'll use those couple.
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