Giants find inspiration in wounded Ir...

Giants find inspiration in wounded Iraq vet

There are 16 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 30, 2008, titled Giants find inspiration in wounded Iraq vet. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Lt. Col. Greg Gadson lost both his legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq, but his unwavering love of life and persistent optimism might be as great a source of inspiration to the New York Giants as an Eli Manning ...

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Ralphboy

Caracas, Venezuela

#1 Jan 30, 2008
Gadson..A TRUE HERO!!!
RACE

Boca Raton, FL

#2 Jan 30, 2008
I posted a link to another article about this man on another thread.

For me this man is the total emobdiemnet (sp) of the Giants. Never surrender, Never quit, Never stop trying.

He and his son (8) were at the GB game on the sidelines, as the article that I read said.....When the game ended Gadson's son ran onto the field.....For both of them.
Rover21

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Jan 31, 2008
Just wanted to say that as a former West Point player I had the opportunity to play under Coach Sullivan and I owe much of my success to his belief in me. Also, I had the opportunity to meet and lalk to LTC Gadson on a couple of occasions before and after his injury. The man embodies what a leader should be. Bless him and the Giants for recogizing his contributions, and through him all of our other men who sacrifice so much for so little in return.
RACE

Miami, FL

#4 Jan 31, 2008
Amen to that brother!
Rover21 wrote:
Just wanted to say that as a former West Point player I had the opportunity to play under Coach Sullivan and I owe much of my success to his belief in me. Also, I had the opportunity to meet and lalk to LTC Gadson on a couple of occasions before and after his injury. The man embodies what a leader should be. Bless him and the Giants for recogizing his contributions, and through him all of our other men who sacrifice so much for so little in return.
Ed Shultz - USMA 88

Gadsden, AL

#5 Jan 31, 2008
We're proud of you Greg and good luck to both you and Sully this Sunday!
Dave Noake -USMA 62

United States

#6 Jan 31, 2008
Thank you Sun-Sentinal for your report on Greg We need more inspiring articles in media these days=There are so many good people doing good deeds for our Nation that never reach print
Thank you Greg for your unfailing service=The Long Grey Line thanks you as does our Nation
GO GIANTS!!!!!
Jack Carlisle

Brandon, MS

#7 Jan 31, 2008
A true American Hero. I have seen the effects that a man like Greg can have on a team,acommunity,a state and on the people he comes in contact with. America needs more hreos like Greg. God Bless Him.
RACE

Boca Raton, FL

#8 Jan 31, 2008
When the GIANTS win, I hope they name him "Honorary MVP"

LET'S GO GIANTS!!!
LET'S GO GIANTS!!!
LET'S GO GIANTS!!!
LET'S GO GIANTS!!!
LET'S GO GIANTS!!!
Bill Hawkins Class of 63

Asheville, NC

#9 Jan 31, 2008
Col. Gadsen reflects the Apostle Paul's belief that "when I am weak then am I strong". This man is an inspiration to us all and he has given us a reason to celebrate our freedoms and all the advantages of being an American. We thank you sir, and we know we haven't heard the end of your influence.
RACE

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Jan 31, 2008
Yeah,
Why don't Oprah bring this man out on stage????
Here is a man who;s light pierces the darkness of race,color,or creed. Here is a song, looking for an audience.
Bill Hawkins Class of 63 wrote:
Col. Gadsen reflects the Apostle Paul's belief that "when I am weak then am I strong". This man is an inspiration to us all and he has given us a reason to celebrate our freedoms and all the advantages of being an American. We thank you sir, and we know we haven't heard the end of your influence.
USMC forever

Aliso Viejo, CA

#11 Jan 31, 2008
Lt.Col. Gadson reaffirms everything I believe regarding our military personnel: they enjoy a selflessness and a belief that serving something greater than oneself is the proper way to live one's life. It is a lesson that could be well-learned by the vast majority of our so-called political "LEADERS", on both sides of the aisle........
Tracey K

New York, NY

#12 Feb 1, 2008
Great Story!
Alex

Miami, FL

#13 Feb 2, 2008
Great american and great story.

GO GIANTS!!!!
RACE

Boca Raton, FL

#14 Feb 2, 2008
Thank you fawless....

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suzanne

Woodside, NY

#15 Feb 4, 2008
hi enjoyed this greg is ahero as is my son who loves football. but recently lost his right dominant hand due to a terrible accident.we are fighting the insurance co. for a hand an could you use any help fromayone!!you inspire me to keep the faith an hope that he will play again oneday..god bless you. sincerely, suzanne wolfe
suzanne

Woodside, NY

#16 Feb 4, 2008
great job,awesome hero!!you inspire me tokeep up the faith anfight for my son who recently lost his hand in a terrible accident.he plays football an i wont let him quit the game you didnt. i am fighting the insurance co. to give me a hand for him. ihope i can be the inspiration an mommy winner for him as you are to all of us an america. god bless you. sincerely,suzanne wolfe

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