Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Sgt. Richard (Buzz) Robertson

Buzz, his wife Sarah, and their daughter Ashleigh

I just received this email, and I am posting all of the relevant parts below.

I am writing to ask for your help.

My nephew, Sgt. Richard (Buzz) Robertson was wounded in Iraq last week. He had shrapnel in his liver and stomach. The worst of his injuries is a lacerated spinal cord. He is currently in Walter Reed Hospital and has a 50% chance of ever being able to walk again. Buzz and his unit were in an up-armored Humvee when they hit an IED near the border of Syria. Several of the men died so we are very lucky that Buzz is a survivor.

His wife and baby daughter are visiting him daily - and his mother, my sister, has been with him all week and will stay in Washington DC until they operate on his spine.

Meanwhile a crowd of Code Pink idiots are protesting the war outside of Walter Reed Hospital where the patients and their visitors can see them. My sister reports that instead of demoralizing her, it makes her angry for the lack of respect shown for our war heroes.

What Buzz needs most right now is to know that we as a nation are grateful for his service and wish him well. Please send him a cheerful get well or thank you card. Thank him for his service. Let him know your thoughts and prayers are with him.

A special email address has been set up to receive emails of support, encouragement, and appreciation. Take a minute of your time and let Buzz know that his sacrifices were not in vain, that those of us who love America realise that our country is the way it is because there were brave men and women like him who fought and died for our freedoms. Let him know that we are proud of him and his efforts to secure our future freedom and safety.

If that's too much for you to say, just send him an email and just say "Thanks". He'll know what you mean.

Please tell your friends to do the same. If you are a blogger, put up a post about Buzz. There are thousands of brave American men and women recovering from injuries incurred fighting for our freedom.

There are also many more who were not as lucky as Buzz. Buzz made it back.

Go tell him you appreciate his sacrifice and that he's in your prayers.

Here's the email address:

UPDATE: A more direct email has been added:




Show Buzz what kind of people we Americans REALLY ARE.........


At Tuesday, October 18, 2005 6:34:00 PM, Blogger FbL said...

I don't see a trackback, but I used this post in my latest post about Valour-IT:



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