How’s this for inspiration?

Blind Marine re-enlists.

After all he’s been through, the only real regret Marine Cpl. Matthew Bradford says he has now is not being able to return to combat duty in Iraq.

But Wednesday, Bradford, 23, made Marine Corps history, becoming the first blind double amputee to re-enlist. In keeping with service tradition, Bradford was honorably discharged and allowed to say a few words as a civilian before re-enlisting.

“Sign me up, sir!” he told Lt. Col. David Barnes, who administered the oath of enlistment, extending Bradford’s military career by another four years.

Read the rest for a portrait of determination, dedication, and honor. Bradford will work with wounded Marines at Camp Lejeune.   Hoo-rah, Cpl. Bradford, and Semper Fi!


One Response

  1. Whoo Hoo, a true hero. Congratulations to Cpl. Bradford for his bravery and service to his country.

    I just want to say thank you to him. May God’s angels continue to watch over him and keep him safe.

    God bless.

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