“Sgt. Keith Zeier was serving in Iraq with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion when on July 17th, 2006 he was involved in an IED explosion that left his left leg with both permanent muscle and nerve damage along with a severe head injury. This incident, unfortunately, ended his career in the Marine Corps but it has certainly not stripped him of the determination, perseverance, and mental toughness that he gained while serving as an operator in the recon community.”
“A group of Warrior Foundation supporters, including former Marine Corps special operator Keith Zeier, will kick off a year-long awareness and fundraising campaign Jan. 17 with a climb up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire – known as the home of the world’s worst weather.
“The Special Operations Warrior Foundation mission is to provide full scholarship grants as well as educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who lose their lives in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.”
With Keith Zeier and his team’s Mt. Rainier climb this past July in the record books, it appears to be time to scale the ice cliffs on Mt. Washington, well known for being one of the worst weather spots on the planet.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Washington_(New_Hampshire). Keith like other passionate warriors who help make a differerence for others, a new challenge and purpose is critical for advancing the cause of awareness in healing physical injury,TBI, and PTSD as a consequence of serving in combat and in life after war…
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Reconciliation: A Son’s Story
About the author
Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
Vernon H Sparks, next Pacific War duty, as a newly appointed Chief Boatswains Mate (BMC), would be the USS Bellegrove LSD2. Vernon dreamed, worked hard. Vernon proved himself as warrior, the best of...