The blood, sweat, and tears given by the brave souls in the United States Armed Forces were on full display yesterday in a tweet from combat veteran and Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL). (Daily Wire)
Welcoming fellow combat veterans Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Jim Baird (R-IN) to the House floor, the Florida rep. posted an image of the three men to Twitter with the caption, “5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American.”
War injuries from the brave men’s stints serving our nation include one lost eye, one lost arm, and two lost legs.
5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American.
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) January 3, 2019
Mast, who’s representing the 18th Congressional District of his state, served in the U.S. Army for 12-plus years. Mast loss both his legs while he was deployed in Afghanistan in 2010 acting as a bomb disposal expert. “The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs,” according to his website.
Mast earned multiple awards for his service, including a Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL now representing suburban Houston lost his eye in an IED explosion on his third deployment.