Sunday, October 26, 2008

someone you should know, CPT Leslie Smith

Of Northern Virginia Capt. Leslie Smith is a Public Affairs Specialist with the Department of Defense in Virginia after having been medically retired as a Captain in the Army with 12 years. Capt. Smith took part in Operation Joint Forge, an eight-month peacekeeping deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina where she became ill two weeks before completing the deployment and was sent back to the United States. From there, Leslie was admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and doctors diagnosed her with a rare blood disorder. Complications from this disorder led to the amputation of Leslie’s left leg just below the knee and major tissue loss over both legs. Now Leslie is actively involved with fellow wounded military service members by personally visiting and encouraging them and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego.

amazing article


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