Story of Tennessee wounded warrior at link. It should be noted that he immigrated from Germany and was adopted by the Walkup family, and that his older adoptive brother, Army Lt Frank Walkup, was killed in action in Iraq in 2007. Not all citizens of the Volunteer State were born here, but Tennessee has every right and duty to proudly claim Sgt Walkup as one of our own.
"The American military is like a finely crafted sword. To be effective, it must be wielded by a discerning, skilled and merciless hand."