Help Soldier’s Angels Help Our Troops With Project Valour-IT

Update: My brother is a Navy man and served 16 years. So, I chose Navy. However, my uncle was Air Force, my cousin was a Brig. Gen. (Ret., U.S. Army) and I was once engaged to a Marine. Since I plan on leaving these buttons up until November 12, 2007, I’ve decided to post all four of them and let my readers make their own choice on whom to contribute to. With that in mind, here are the buttons:

Update 2: The original buttons weren’t working neither is the new button code in Firefox. Follow the link below to make your donations for this very worthy cause.

Read the article below for the full details and help out a very worthy cause.

This will stay on top until the end of the drive, November 11, 2007.

I swiped this from Spree at Wake Up America and Stop the ACLU! They are reminding us it is that time of the year again folks to help our wounded soldiers receive a laptop with voice control software.

If you have a blog, consider joining a team, Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines and help Project Valour IT.

About Project Valour IT:

Project Valour-IT began when Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss was wounded by an IED while serving as commander of a tank company in Iraq in June 2005.

During his deployment he kept a blog (an online personal diary, opinion forum, or news analysis site-called a milblog or military weblog when written by a servicemember or about military subjects). Captivating writing, insightful stories of his experiences, and his self-deprecating humor won him many loyal readers. After he was wounded, his wife continued his blog, keeping his readers informed of his condition.

As he began to recover, CPT Ziegenfuss wanted to return to writing his blog, but serious hand injuries hampered his typing. When a loyal and generous reader gave him a copy of the Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred software, other readers began to realize how important such software could be to CPT Ziegenfuss’ fellow wounded soldiers and started cast about for a way to get it to them.

A fellow blogger (blog author) who writes under the pseudonym FbL contacted Captain Ziegenfuss and the two realized they shared a vision of providing laptops with voice-controlled software to wounded soldiers whose injuries prevented them from operating a standard computer. FbL contacted Soldiers Angels, who offered to help develop the project, and Project Valour-IT was born.

In sharing their thoughts, CPT Ziegenfuss and FbL found that memories of their respective fathers were a motivating factor in their work with the project. Both continue their association with this project in memory of the great men in their lives whose fine examples taught them lasting lessons of courage and generosity.

There are many ways you can help our troops, you can find out how here.

Click the “chip in” button on the above graphic and do your part.

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Help Soldier’s Angels Help Our Troops With Project Valour-IT

Update: My brother is a Navy man and served 16 years. So, I chose Navy. However, my uncle was Air Force, my cousin was a Brig. Gen. (Ret., U.S. Army) and I was once engaged to a Marine. Since I plan on leaving these buttons up until November 12, 2007, I’ve decided to post all four of them and let my readers make their own choice on whom to contribute to. With that in mind, here are the buttons:

Update 2: The original buttons weren’t working neither is the new button code in Firefox. Follow the link below to make your donations for this very worthy cause.

Read the article below for the full details and help out a very worthy cause.

This will stay on top until the end of the drive, November 11, 2007.

I swiped this from Spree at Wake Up America and Stop the ACLU! They are reminding us it is that time of the year again folks to help our wounded soldiers receive a laptop with voice control software.

If you have a blog, consider joining a team, Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines and help Project Valour IT.

About Project Valour IT:

Project Valour-IT began when Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss was wounded by an IED while serving as commander of a tank company in Iraq in June 2005.

During his deployment he kept a blog (an online personal diary, opinion forum, or news analysis site-called a milblog or military weblog when written by a servicemember or about military subjects). Captivating writing, insightful stories of his experiences, and his self-deprecating humor won him many loyal readers. After he was wounded, his wife continued his blog, keeping his readers informed of his condition.

As he began to recover, CPT Ziegenfuss wanted to return to writing his blog, but serious hand injuries hampered his typing. When a loyal and generous reader gave him a copy of the Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred software, other readers began to realize how important such software could be to CPT Ziegenfuss’ fellow wounded soldiers and started cast about for a way to get it to them.

A fellow blogger (blog author) who writes under the pseudonym FbL contacted Captain Ziegenfuss and the two realized they shared a vision of providing laptops with voice-controlled software to wounded soldiers whose injuries prevented them from operating a standard computer. FbL contacted Soldiers Angels, who offered to help develop the project, and Project Valour-IT was born.

In sharing their thoughts, CPT Ziegenfuss and FbL found that memories of their respective fathers were a motivating factor in their work with the project. Both continue their association with this project in memory of the great men in their lives whose fine examples taught them lasting lessons of courage and generosity.

There are many ways you can help our troops, you can find out how here.

Click the “chip in” button on the above graphic and do your part.

Help Soldier’s Angels Help Our Troops With Project Valour-IT

Update: My brother is a Navy man and served 16 years. So, I chose Navy. However, my uncle was Air Force, my cousin was a Brig. Gen. (Ret., U.S. Army) and I was once engaged to a Marine. Since I plan on leaving these buttons up until November 12, 2007, I’ve decided to post all four of them and let my readers make their own choice on whom to contribute to. With that in mind, here are the buttons:

Update 2: The original buttons weren’t working neither is the new button code in Firefox. Follow the link below to make your donations for this very worthy cause.

Read the article below for the full details and help out a very worthy cause.

This will stay on top until the end of the drive, November 11, 2007.

I swiped this from Spree at Wake Up America and Stop the ACLU! They are reminding us it is that time of the year again folks to help our wounded soldiers receive a laptop with voice control software.

If you have a blog, consider joining a team, Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines and help Project Valour IT.

About Project Valour IT:

Project Valour-IT began when Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss was wounded by an IED while serving as commander of a tank company in Iraq in June 2005.

During his deployment he kept a blog (an online personal diary, opinion forum, or news analysis site-called a milblog or military weblog when written by a servicemember or about military subjects). Captivating writing, insightful stories of his experiences, and his self-deprecating humor won him many loyal readers. After he was wounded, his wife continued his blog, keeping his readers informed of his condition.

As he began to recover, CPT Ziegenfuss wanted to return to writing his blog, but serious hand injuries hampered his typing. When a loyal and generous reader gave him a copy of the Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred software, other readers began to realize how important such software could be to CPT Ziegenfuss’ fellow wounded soldiers and started cast about for a way to get it to them.

A fellow blogger (blog author) who writes under the pseudonym FbL contacted Captain Ziegenfuss and the two realized they shared a vision of providing laptops with voice-controlled software to wounded soldiers whose injuries prevented them from operating a standard computer. FbL contacted Soldiers Angels, who offered to help develop the project, and Project Valour-IT was born.

In sharing their thoughts, CPT Ziegenfuss and FbL found that memories of their respective fathers were a motivating factor in their work with the project. Both continue their association with this project in memory of the great men in their lives whose fine examples taught them lasting lessons of courage and generosity.

There are many ways you can help our troops, you can find out how here.

Click the “chip in” button on the above graphic and do your part.

Soldier’s Angels Project Valour IT-UPDATE


My brother is a Navy man and served 16 years. So, I chose Navy. However, my uncle was Air Force, my cousin a Brig. Gen. (Ret., U.S. Army) and I was once engaged to a Marine. Since I plan on leaving this buttons up until November 12, 2007, I’ve decided to post all four of them and let my readers make their own choice on whom to contribute to. With that in mine, here are the buttons:

Read the article below for the full details and help out a very worthy cause.

Soldier’s Angels Project Valour IT-UPDATE


My brother is a Navy man and served 16 years. So, I chose Navy. However, my uncle was Air Force, my cousin a Brig. Gen. (Ret., U.S. Army) and I was once engaged to a Marine. Since I plan on leaving this buttons up until November 12, 2007, I’ve decided to post all four of them and let my readers make their own choice on whom to contribute to. With that in mine, here are the buttons:

Read the article below for the full details and help out a very worthy cause.

Soldier’s Angels Project Valour IT-UPDATE


My brother is a Navy man and served 16 years. So, I chose Navy. However, my uncle was Air Force, my cousin a Brig. Gen. (Ret., U.S. Army) and I was once engaged to a Marine. Since I plan on leaving this buttons up until November 12, 2007, I’ve decided to post all four of them and let my readers make their own choice on whom to contribute to. With that in mine, here are the buttons:

Read the article below for the full details and help out a very worthy cause.

Soldier’s Family Tragedy: Children Die on Way to Visit Him In Hospital


I don’t ordinarily write about the individual sacrifices of our troops because each and every one gives so very much, but this story is heartwrenchingly tragic.

Army Spc. John Austin Johnson seemed to be living with the “luck of the Irish”. In two years in Iraq, the man survived five–yes, FIVE IED and several hand grenade attacks. However, each took their toll in concussion and head trauma, accumulating the effects. The last attack left him with severe brain trauma. He is at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, and he was waiting eagerly to see his family this past weekend.

The children never arrived. The family was caught in a freak wind gust. Mrs. Johnson, driving a Trailblazer, steered and over-corrected and the car flipped about 4 times. The two younger children died and the oldest child is on life support. Mrs. Johnson was badly bruised.

They have received an extreme outpouring of help and support. At this time, they aren’t speaking publicly about the tragedy. The oldest child wasn’t expected to make it through Friday night, but so far has clung to life, despite failing kidneys and severe head injuries.

Soldier’s Angels is one of the groups helping this family. I urge everyone to keep this family in their prayers and, if you are able to help in any way contact Soldier’s Angels or one of the other agencies listed in the original article here.

They need a lot of prayers and love to recover from this tragedy, and of course, they never will fully recover. Keep them close in your hearts.

Catch the Wave!