Sunday, April 22, 2007

I don't know if any of you saw Extreme Makeover Home Edition tonight but my brother was on the crew that built the new house for SFC Gene Westbrook and his family of Lawton, Oklahoma. Gene was wounded in Iraq and confined to a wheelchair. After his return the family was in a car wreck which left his 9 year old son James paralyzed as well. The town of Lawton, home of Fort Sill, came together and helped get this much deserved assistance for the Westbrook family. God knows, they earned it.

8 comments:

Buddy Larsen said...

Great folks you got up that a ways, Terrye--

terrye said...

You mean down that a ways, I am in Indiana. My brother is down there and so are a lot of other relatives.

who, me? said...

Gorgeous house. Generosity and ingenuity will carry us through, we can hope. Thanks for your family's contribution.

Buddy Larsen said...

But, you're both 'up there' from way down here in Centex.

terrye said...

buddy:

Yes, I guess from down there everything is up there.

Habu said...

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us. . .that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. . . that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. . . that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom. . . and that government of the people. . .by the people. . .for the people. . . shall not perish from the earth.
Last paragraph of Gettysberg Address.

Wounded,scarred, or having given the last full measure of devotion our fighting men deserve more gratitude than we who are safe in our beds can ever repay.
It is a wonderful thing your family members have done, and it humbles me that I have not done more.
God bless them all.

terrye said...

My brother was one of many. The whole town of Lawton was a part of this I think. Lawton=Fort Sill. Army town.

Buddy Larsen said...

That's habu for ya --he nails context. My salute.