From the USA Today article titled

    Miss. soldier thankful despite 19 surgeries for Iraq war injury

Norris Galatas has suffered through 19 surgeries in less than three years since he was wounded by an explosion in Iraq. But his time is not spent on regret — he says he’d do it again for nothing more than the thanks a soldier deserves.

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“I’m not bitter. It’s hard for people to understand, but people who join the military join because they feel a calling they can’t explain,” he said. “It’s something inside of you that says, ‘I need to serve this country where I have all these freedoms.’

They managed to do this story without giving us a number of KIA, however, they did mention how many soldiers from MS had died.   Thank God for every one of them who serve.  They are what makes the country great!