#FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day

“My name is Captain Dela Pena and I am your nurse. You are in a hospital in Washington, DC. You were injured downrange and your family has been notified. They are on their way here.” “My legs hurt! (Reaches down to touch residual limb) Where are my legs?!!” “I am so sorry to tell you but you lost your legs in the blast.” “Where are my battle buddies? Where is Jason? Are they here too?” How do I tell him his battle buddies didn’t survive? That was seven years ago for me. I was a critical care nurse at Walter … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day