Leaving it better than when found

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 09:56 AM.

He went off to war due to his belief system and skills. Neither have been shaken by his experiences since an October day in 2010.

“In today’s day and age the only guarantee in war is men and women are going to get injured,” Silva said. “I would be the first to go back. I don’t want to have my daughter experience anything that I have and if I can do that for my daughter, I would.

“War is always going to come and go, it doesn’t change the basic essence of who we are. You can’t let the politics and emotions get involved. You just have to do something each day to make things better.

“Why wouldn’t we continue to try to strengthen ourselves?”


The fourth Forgotten Coast Wounded Warriors Weekend will be held May 14-18.

At this year’s event, 20 warriors, 20 caretakers and three mentor warriors will be honored over a five-day period.

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