On October 6, 2012, Specialist Tyler Jeffries, US Army, was wounded in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device (IED).
Tyler was recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland when he was granted leave to return home for Christmas.
On December 22, 2012, Tyler returned home and was escorted by many patriotic Americans from Bethesda, MD to Concord, NC. Many people were on overpasses to wave as Tyler passed under them.
A very special paws up to the Sheriff Deputies of Cabarrus County and Iredell County who met us at Exit 231 on I-85 (North Carolina Rest Area south of the Virginia border) and escorted Tyler to Cross Pointe Church in Concord, NC.
During his journey home, Tyler rode 120 miles on the back of Thomas Sanders’ trike. NEVER tell a wounded warrior that they cannot do something!
"Still in the Fight" is courtesy of Mike Corrado. We became familiar with Mike during the production of "70 Years with the USO of North Carolina" TV series, in which Mike's song "Stand" became the theme song. I had a small segment in the first episode, and that's how we became familiar with Mike's music.
If you like Mike's music, please visit the itunes link below to purchase his song. It is my understanding from Mike that proceeds benefit organizations that help wounded warriors, such as Fisher House and others.
Specialist, US Army
Escorting Tyler Home
December 22, 2012
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