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U.S. service members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center observe a moment of silence during a 20th anniversary of 9/11 ceremony held on September 9, 2021, in Bethesda, Maryland.

A snapshot of the burdens being shouldered by brave U.S. troops and military families around the world.

By Tom Sileo, The Stream, October 8, 2021

Tom Sileo is a contributing senior editor of The Stream. He is co-author of Three Wise MenBrothers Forever8 Seconds of Courage and Fire in My Eyes. Follow Tom on Twitter @TSileo and The Stream at @Streamdotorg.

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The war in Afghanistan isn’t over for wounded U.S. military service members or the families of those killed in action.

One brave Marine who was wounded in the August 26 terrorist attack on Kabul International Airport is still hospitalized at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Stars and Stripes reports that the injured warrior is in “serious but stable condition.”

Fifteen injured Marines were originally hospitalized at Walter Reed following the ISIS suicide bombing that killed 13 members of the U.S. military and wounded more than 20. We are grateful to God and the extraordinary military doctors and nurses who helped improve the conditions of these American heroes.

One of those Marines is Cpl. Kelsee Lainhart from Indiana, who is now recovering from her injuries in Chicago, according to WXIX-TV. The television station’s article includes an address to mail letters of support to the wounded Marine. …

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