LW I dont know you like the others in this thread but you sound like a tough one and Bless you for your service and I wish you a speedy recovery. You epitomize American spirit and are a credit to your uniform.
I salute you M'aam
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!" --Samuel Adams