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A&M Says Thanks to Ft. Hood's Wounded Warriors

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Instead of jets, it was black hawks, and west point parachutists in the sky Saturday. Just part of military appreciation day, at Kyle Field.

The men and women in one section deserved the thanks. They are part of the 1200 member wounded warriors program at Fort Hood.

"I got hit with 6 different IEDs said," Sergeant Andrew Weissenberger.

"We have some that have 80% burn," said Colonel Dave Thompson.

"My arm was like this and the projectile came through the window and it struck my arm right about here," said Sergeant Karl Pasco. "Took out my jaw from here to here."

The war heroes and their families received front row seats at the game, compliments of the university system, and were also treated to dinner at the chancellor's house.

"My son and my wife had never been to something like this," said Weissenberger.

"You saw the soldiers sitting there with their kids playing. Its a short time that they didn't think about anything else but the game," said Thompson.

While healing and transitioning back to normal life is easier said than done, soldiers say events like Saturday's help.

"It's a large part of the healing process, it makes you feel more normal because its hard sometimes. Some of these guys will tell you, its hard to feel normal," said Pasco.

At least for a short time, Aggies hope their gesture across the field, made a difference for those who have given so much.

"Its just a great Saturday that we forget about our pain and injuries," said Thompson.


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