❗🐑 Animal rescue from capsized ship – it’s time to say thank you 🚢❗ The last few days have been very emotional for all of us. We were angry, sad, determined, motivated, exhausted, but above all grateful. Grateful for these people in the picture, especially our team Dr Ovidiu Rosu, Kuki Barbuceanu and Dr Florin Mlagiu from ARCA/ Letea Wild Horses – THANK YOU for your courage, commitment and motivation. Also a big thank you to ISU, ARSVOM and ANR with whom our team searched side by side for survivors. You are the true heroes of this mission! We, who sit behind the PCs and write these updates, are just thankful to be able to report on your great work. And of course, a big thank you to our FOUR PAWS community. Not only did you support us with countless donations, but you also shared our posts on social media and left your encouraging support in the comments. Now, we hope that all rescued sheep will get the chance to live a quiet and peaceful life. We will continue to fight for the survivors of this shipwreck!
With dedication and courage, our Naval soldiers are the embodiment of the ultimate commitment to the duty and the country. We salute these heroes and their families for their sacrifices. Happy Indian Navy Day!
As we’ve written before at CIVVIESUPPLY, our customers are our heroes. Steve B. is one of them. In response to our last MOH recipient post about LTC Don Faith, Steve kindly replied back to us with this email: “My life was saved on 3 December 1968 by a man named John Holcomb. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions that day, so I am acutely aware of our need for better heroes and what those heroes really look and act like. Thank you for sharing the story of LTC Faith and reminding us that the best of us often lie in far flung fields and sacrificed so we might learn what dedication to duty, honor, country really means.”
Today marks exactly 51 years since SGT John Holcomb saved Steve’s life and lost his own. I can’t overstate how moved I was as I read Steve’s email today, so I will simply reproduce excerpts of it below. Read his full account on our blog by clicking the link in our bio.
“I was the squad leader in the first squad, first platoon of Delta 2/7 51 years ago today. I was shot in the right leg at 1045 hours and that’s when John came to my rescue. I’d been manning an M60 machine gun from the vantage point of a tall ant hill on the NE side of the LZ. The NVA focused much of their fire on the 60 and an RPG slammed into it blowing the barrel off the gun. That left me with about 300 rounds of ammo and no way to fire it…John ran across 50 meters of incredible fire to bring me another 60. He was shot four times across the chest and died behind that ant hill. The new gun allowed me to continue to repel ground attacks on our side of the LZ. Things continued to deteriorate for us though…[and] I was shot again, again in the right leg about three inches from the first GSW…peel[ing] my kneecap back…When the fire caught one of our wounded, I went out with another soldier to put the fire out with all I had left - my hands. That would later result in me losing all my finger nails…While I was at the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, I was asked if I saw any heroics that day. Much of what I was able to relate was in John’s citation.”
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With permission from my patient, I’m showing a picture he drew and gave to me. We are in the middle of very heavy trauma work as he bravely digs deep and is healing on his journey, of which, I am honored to be a part of.
He didn’t realize it at the time when he gave this to me, but I later pointed out to him how symbolic these bare trees forming new growth on them are to his own process of healing.