Angels In Our Midst

Angels In Our Midst

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Angels in our Midst (Armour and Tuller)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
Here in northwest Florida, we proudly express our gratitude for the military men and women who service this country.
While it may seem like a simple thing, saying "Thank You" goes a long way with those who have paid a high price.
Two of our wounded warriors remind us just how much that means.

Dustin Tuller, Wounded Warrior, announced the date he was wounded. "May 22, 2004."

Jamvis Armour, followed. "I remember it very well. It was November 4, 2004."

Tuller and Armour were both critically wounded in the Iraq War. It was eight years ago, but as lasting as their war injuries are the memories of their homecomings.

"The biggest feeling that I had, was this eight year old girl who came up to me on stage and asked for my autograph. And that just hit me to heart because, like, you know, I didn't do anything but my job," said Tuller.

"It was a good feeling to know that I would be having a support system back at home to help me out through all of the tough times and all the times ahead I knew I would be going through," said Armour.

The volunteer group, Global War on Terror Vets in Need Committee, rallied the community for the homecomings and to help meet the needs of two young fathers and their families. That included getting homes for them; free and clear.

Armour explained his reaction coming home. "That was a big relief for me. That was one less thing that I had to worry about considering that I had to do a whole bunch of rehabilitation and everything and that was just stress that was lifted off of my back."

Tuller added, "Still, to this day, they continue to do things that I don't expect."

Still humbled by the love and support of a grateful community, Tuller and Armour are now members of the Vets in Need Committee. Another wounded comrade is coming home and they want to ensure Cpl. Daniel Palmer and his family arrive to open arms.

"We would like to encourage all to come out and welcome him home just to let them him know, thank you for what they've done and sacrificed," Tuller said.

Knowing this community, they probably will.

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