Wounded & Recovering Soldiers Get Special Trip

Nearly two dozen wounded soldiers made a stop in the east Friday as they head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a much deserved break.

Many American soldiers are wounded on the battle field every year, and for many, they've had to spend months if not years in the Hospital. So the group "Scents for Soldiers" decided to reach out to some of those wounded soldiers and give them a special trip.

Twenty-three wounded soldiers from the Walter Reed Army Hospital and Fort Belvoir are heading to Myrtle Beach for a little rest and relaxation. Friday they made a stop in Wilson on their way to eat at Elk's Lodge. They were greeted by some local veterans.

Soldiers, like Sergeant James Nickelson say this trip means a lot to them because it allows them to getaway from the hospital. Nickelson was wounded while fighting in Iraq and recently learned that he would have to lose his left leg.

Nickelson and the other wounded soldiers say this trip also means a lot to them because it is over Memorial Day weekend and they would like to thank everyone for the support they get.

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  • by Cary Location: Wilson NC on May 28, 2011 at 02:16 PM
    God Bless the Marine Corps League and Elks club for honoring our Wounded Warriors in this way. It's such a small sacrifice compared to the body, limb and mind the Wounded Warriors have given. They should be honored every opportunity we get, rather than swept under the carpet of apathy.
  • by Formerly THE Voice Location: Berkeley, CA on May 27, 2011 at 08:00 PM
    Awwwwwwwwwww! Such nonsense.
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      by Deena on May 28, 2011 at 03:30 PM in reply to Formerly THE Voice
      You get to post such nonsense...as our soldiers continue to fight for your right to display such disparity.
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        by Anonymous on May 28, 2011 at 05:31 PM in reply to Deena
        I get to post such nonsense because I was one of the soldiers fighting for MY (and all Americans) right to "display such disparity" as you put it. I'm proud to be a veteran of the US Army and to have made it back safely and mourn those who didn't.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville,NC on May 27, 2011 at 06:54 PM
    I guess Myrtle Beach forgot the let the military know that it's Black Biker's Week in Myrtle Beach; 300,000 bikers at the beach.....OOPS. Before anyone calls me a racist I'm a Black female biker and no one wants to be anywhere near Myrtle Beach when all of the bikes are there; not if you want rest and relaxation!

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