‘A special essence’

Wounded Warriors

Local boat captains donate their vessels, time and the expense of a day of fishing to honor warriors.

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Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 09:59 AM.

Glen Silva has been around.

The U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. has traveled the world, as a soldier and a wounded warrior.

He has attended events in honor of veterans, honoring warriors, from sea to sea.

And he will contend that the foot the community of Port St. Joe puts forward to honor wounded warriors is unique, something that Silva said he has rarely, if ever, experienced.

“The good thing and unique thing about Port St. Joe is that it is sincere,” Silva said by phone from Maryland where he remains a Marine instructor.

He will join the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend, which begins May 14, as a mentor to those warriors and caregivers who have not experienced such an event.

“People can tell (a colorful adjective for insincerity), that you are only doing this for the community,” Silva continued. “They can tell.

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