Wow, you probably won’t hear about this on mainstream media, and certainly not CNN or MSNBC!
In the videos below, you can see President Donald Trump embrace wounded veteran, U.S. Army Captain Luis Avila, after Avila sings “God Bless America.” This took place at General Milley’s Swearing-in Ceremony in Arlington.
Avila can be seen and heard singing along with the the military choir as Trump and other officials then join him.
Avila joined the military back in 2000, and served five combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was severely wounded in Afghanistan on December 27, 2011 after an improvised explosive device detonated under his vehicle. It killed three soldiers, and severely wounded two others.
“I have no regret of anything. If they would let me deploy now, I would deploy again.” -U.S. Army Captain Luis Avila
Avila lost his leg, suffered from two strokes and two heart attacks, and was left nearly paralyzed. He spent 40 days in a coma. However, he then woke up and responded extremely well to music therapy.
He has no regrets of serving his country though, and would gladly deploy again if they would let him.
Avlia’s story was picked up and featured by the Gary Sinise Foundation recently. The foundation installed a “smart home” to help the wounded soldier with daily activities and challenges.
Here is his story: