Support for Lt. Daniel Berschinski

As you may know, Dan Berschinski, Eagle Scout from Peachtree City Troop 175, McIntosh High School graduate of 2002, and West Point grad of 2007 was very severely wounded in Afghanistan in August. Quoting from a report:
“Daniel Berschinski, First Lieutenant and Platoon Leader in the First Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment Fifth Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in the U.S. Army, was seriously wounded August 17, 2009, while serving our country in Afghanistan. Daniel stepped on an IED while checking on his troops and lost both of his legs. Lt. Berschinski is currently recuperating from numerous injuries at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington , D.C.
The Berschinski family has lived in Peachtree City for 17 years. … His parents, Bob and Susan, are local business owners. Many of you may remember Susan as a Booth Middle School teacher.”
We can show our support for Lt. Dan by showing up at the Starr’s Mill Chick-fil-A (Hwy 74S by Publix and Holly Road) this Thursday, November 5, from 5-7 p.m.
I’m hoping for a HUGE turnout to impress his mother with community support. Susan Berschinski will be there, and wouldn’t it be right to flood her with expressions of appreciation for Dan and family? As they often do for special causes, Chick-fil-A will donate 10% of sales to a fund, this time for Daniel. Also, any additional financial support we might like to offer will be accepted.
I have been following reports of Daniel’s determined struggles with surgeries, infections, set-backs and difficult therapies. By all reports he has been upbeat, positive and brave. Even though his survival is no longer in question and his skin grafts are healing and his jaw is no longer wired shut, his challenges are far from over. Daniel deserves our support.
If you would like to read more, you can go to
A reporter named Hal Berton from the Seattle Times is currently embedded with and reporting on Dan's company (Bravo Company, 1-17 Infantry Battalion) in the Arghandab River valley. This article references Dan about halfway through and notes that two of the company's platoons are operating at 80% and 60% strength, respectively, due to deaths and injuries. All of the articles from the series can be read here:
I hope you can make it to Chick-fil-A for Dan. Please help spread the word.

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Submitted by masked08 on Thu, 11/05/2009 - 2:01pm.

Thanks for the reminder!

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