"Farewell Plaque"
©2009 Leslie Granda-Hill
Michael Carrasquillo holds the farewell plaque he received from his unit after being shot in Afghanistan in 2005. Trained as a Combat Life Saver (CLS), he was attempting to aid an injured member of his unit when he was shot five times, leaving him with extensive damage to both arms and hands.

He was in the process of reenlisting when he was injured, but now is medically retired from the Army and is a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.