The Idaho native, veteran of Iraq, and 10th Mountain Division Infantryman was shot 11 times, broke both legs, sustained wounds to his abdomen, arm , and chest. He spent 2 years at Walter Reed recovering from his wounds. Most people would say: “You’ve done your duty. Your fight is over.” They would be wrong.
SSgt Anthony Maschek (US Army, Ret) enrolled at Columbia University and is now fighting to end a 42 year-old ban on military recruitment. He recently got up and spokeon behalf of the ROTC
Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.
“Racist!” some students yelled at Anthony Maschek …..
Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military.
“It doesn’t matter how you feel about the war. It doesn’t matter how you feel about fighting,” said Maschek. “There are bad men out there plotting to kill you.”
Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native…..
SSgt Maschek has earned a debt of gratitude from this nation. We all owe him a part of our liberty. We must continue to fight, in however small or large a way as we each, can muster. We must remember the sacrifice of those who have given their all. Take that and internalize it. Use it strengthen your resolve to fight. This is far from over. We who have not given as much, should look within ourselves and ask “what more can I give”?