By Marialuisa Rincon, email@example.com, Photo: Michael Minasi, Staff Photographer / Houston Chronicle
Chron.com – U.S. Army Sgt. John Kadleck was a little more than a week from finishing his last deployment in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley when his unit began taking fire from the Taliban and tribal forces .
While under attack from the enemy forces in the “Valley of Death,” Kadleck stood atop a mine-resistant and ambush protected vehicle, a strategic point from which he thought he had a fair vantage point. Then, an artillery or mortar shell fell nearby, causing Kadleck to slip and fall 10 feet, landing on his shoulder.
Kadleck returned to Texas with an injured back and post-traumatic stress disorder, but also with a determination to help the community and his fellow …Read more…