This is a rather remarkable call and I wish it went longer than it did. Eight months ago Larry, a former Navy SEAL who did four tours in Iraq and four tours in Afghanistan, lost his right leg, part of his right arm, some of his fingers, and was disfigured on his face.
He told Rush that while he was coming off medication while recouping in the hospital he as able to listen to his radio show on a friends radio. And then he said something profound that I’m sure humbled Rush quite a bit: that while he was giving up on life, listening to Rush was propping him up because he realized there was somebody in this country who still gave a damn. Wow. Just amazing.
There’s more and you can listen to it below:
Rush came back from commercial and said these words about Larry:
That was Larry from Apple Valley, California. Where else, ladies and gentlemen, can you hear from real life heroes on the phone? You know, in a long time past Hollywood would be making movies about guys like Larry. Guys like Larry would be the kind of hero that kids would be reading about in school, the kind of heros that kids would learn about in movies.
And of couse the media are not covering the wars anymore. Obama ended the wars – oh yeah those were Bush’s wars. They’re not covering them anymore. The body counts have stopped and all that.
But thank God for people like him in the country. Thank God we still have people like that. Honestly, thank God we have people like that in this country.