My name is Roger and I am recently medically retired from the Army on Sept 29 2014. I was severely injured in Eastern, Afghanistan on 23 April 2011 while conducting a night mission leading my Platoon. My Platoon was ambushed and we took heavy casualties and KIA. Being the Platoon Sergeant and having the Medic with me I had seen numerous Soldiers down in front of the enemy position during the intense firefight that was no more than 15 meters apart. Without hesitation myself and my Medic rushed into enemy fire to try and retrieve our men and while only a few meters away I was blown up by a enemy hand grenade. I have been on the road to recovery mentally and physically but it is hard. I have attempted suicide several times and have been impatient trying to live with the guilt of losing my men. I live in isolation and don't get out much. I just thought maybe going to a Tennessee Titans game with my neighbor would be good for a change. We are both big fans of the Titans. He has really helped me with supporting me around the yard, talks about my lose, since he is a senior critical care paramedic and knows what I'm talking about and overall a good friend. Thank you to anyone reading this. We all are inspiration to each other no matter what we do.
U.S. Army (Severely Wounded Veteran)
1996 - 2014
Wish Fulfilled By:
  • Joe donated $25.00
  • A Generous Person donated $25.00
  • Gabriela donated $5.00
  • VetTixer donated $100.00
  • Terry donated $10.00
  • A Generous Person donated $20.00
  • Joseph in Honor of Sgt Vinny Perniciaro donated $75.00
  • Jeffrey donated $20.00
  • daniel donated $25.00
  • Candace donated $25.00
  • Meagan donated $50.00
  • Alex in Honor of Roger donated $25.00
  • Donald donated $25.00
  • Greg in Honor of 101st ABN Discom 1991 donated $25.00
  • A Generous Person donated $100.00
  • A Generous Person donated $45.00
  • jonathan donated $50.00
  • Micalyn donated $50.00
Thank You Message from the Hero:
I would like to personally thank all of the great people who have donated to my Hero's Wish. It is because of people like you and VET TIX that keeps us knowing that we are not forgotten. This event was the first one I have been to since being severely injured and losing my men on 22 April 2011. I had one of the best times of my life. I would like for the special people who have donated and VET TIX to know that you have a special place in my heart. My spirit has been lifted, I realized that life doesn't have to be stuck in the house isolated. All of you were apart of this and hopefully it touches your hearts as much as it touched mine. Thank you and may GOD bless you all.
- MSG (RET) Roger Daniels
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