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  • Uncategorized 16.07.2008

    Spc. Kisha Makerney

    Spc. Kisha Makerney
    23 years old from Fort Towson, Oklahoma
    120th Engineers, Oklahoma Army National Guard
    U.S. Army
    Spc. Kisha Makerney isn’t being profiled today because of something she did on the battlefield. She’s being profiled because her spirit and determination. In 2002, Makerney joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard out of a sense of patriotism, because, as she put it, “I love our country and our people.” Between 2004 and 2005, she served in Iraq as a gunner and helped provide battalion security. She returned home in early 2005 and was in a terrible motorcycle accident on June 25, 2005. The front wheel of her brand new bike had blown out and sent her flying into a highway sign. She looked up at her now mangled bike and was angry. That’s when she noticed that her left leg below the knee was missing. The first thing she thought of when she saw her leg was that her military career was over.
    Makerney pulled herself out of the ditch that she had landed in and was able to flag down a passing motorist. She was taken a hospital in Hugo, Oklahoma before being flown to Dallas, Texas.
    As soon as word spread about her accident, her fellow soldiers, her second family, rallied and rushed to her bedside. “Even before I was out of surgery they were waiting in the halls,” she said.
    Continue reading Spc. Kisha Makerney’s story here. There are some despicable comments by a few readers on the story. Just ignore them.

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    • Melanie says:

      Now that is true American spirit!

    • Wow. She had to have gone through a LOT. I think that people who make negative comments about the military should probably make them to and about the decision makers.
      One would think that their are actually people in the military who BELIEVE that they are doing their best to make the world a safer place…with no ulterior motives. I have seen young people like this…some may see them as the taken-advantage of.
      How many people reading think that they could be as determined as this young woman.

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    • Richard says:

      My son chose the U.S. Marine Corps over college scholarships. He felt like he wanted to do something useful for his country and make a difference. There are a lot of people that join the military for different reasons. A lot of them go in with the expectation that they are serving their country. Some of them become disillusioned about this goal after awhile but that’s because they lose site of why they went in the first place.

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