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What is Wounded Warriors.ca?
On September 18, 2006, a suicide bomber traveling on a bicycle detonated a bomb about 30-km west of Kandahar City. This incident killed four Canadian soldiers and an unknown number of civilians including children. Amidst this carnage, another three Canadian soldiers lay wounded and dying.
One was 20-year old Mike McTeague, a reservist deployed on his first overseas mission having only been in the military little more than two years. His wounds were serious. He and the others were rushed out of Afghanistan and sent to a hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. This is where wounded soldiers receive serious medical care beyond what can be done in field hospitals in Afghanistan. Back in Canada, Mike’s family had received the news. They were preparing to go to Germany to be by his side, as his injuries were so severe he was not expected to live. The family asked the military that Captain Wayne Johnston accompany them on this trip.
“I have known Mike’s dad for more then 30 years,” says Captain Johnston, who knew Sean McTeague when they were both sergeants in the infantry. Captain Johnston had recruited and enrolled young Mike when he became old enough to join. As old family friend, he would now become their “Assisting Officer.”
When a soldier is wounded or killed, the military immediately assigns an “Assisting Officer” to help the family through the tough times ahead. This is said to be one of the most difficult tasks a soldier may receive in their career. “Words cannot explain how humbling, emotional and yet so rewarding being an Assisting Officer to one of our wounded has been. Suffice to say, it has been the most important work I have done in my 33-years of service,” says Captain Johnston.
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