I caught this on the news the other night and was happy to see U.S. Army Specialist Johnny Nguyen returning to his home in San Jose for the first time since being injured and being greeted by friends and family, as well as sixty Patriot Guard Riders.
Johnny was in his second tour in Iraq since January and in June was injured when a road side bomb exploded. Doctors had to amputate his leg and he has been recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio ever since. Johnny was home tonight for Thanksgiving and will return for further treatment and rehabilitation.
Rarely do we see Asian Americans serving in the armed forces, so it’s always great to see Americans such as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, Baldwin Yen, or another local hero and former Mayor of Sunnyvale, California Otto Lee serving our country. Best of luck, Johnny Nguyen! Thank you for your sacrifice for our country.