The Story Of Army Specialist Michael Shoemaker

05.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

More then 1.2 million Americans have died since the Revolutionary war in 1775. Tens of millions more have been wounded. A 24 year old soldier stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan named Michael Shoemaker was critically wounded a month after he arrived. His family recieved a call March 29th, 2012 that he'd been unloading weapons when one of the weapons went off.

This is Michael before he was deployed:

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And this is Michael with his wife and parents today:

If you want to send him cards of support, or support him financially, go here.