Yesterday Chicago personal injury attorney Robert Kreisman attended a breakfast at Chicago’s Union League Club featuring Sergeant James “Eddie” Wright (USMC, Retired) as its speaker. The retired sergeant was wounded while serving on active duty in Iraq and has since become a spokesperson and fundraising advocate for Wounded Warriors, a program that assists wounded combat veterans as they adjust to civilian life.
Sergeant Wright comes from a military family and had dreamed of becoming a Marine ever since his childhood. He graduated from Boot Camp and Camp Pendleton’s School of Infantry (SOI) and was deployed to Iraq in February 2004 as part of the Operation Iraqi Freedom II campaign.
Within two months of his deployment Sergeant Wright’s company came under heavy fire, leaving Wright severely wounded. His bravery and composure on that day earned him the Bronze Star. Wright spent a year recovering and rehabbing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before returning to complete two years of active duty. Wright instructed his fellow Marines in hand-to-hand combat as part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Commitment of Excellence (MACE).
In the Spring of 2006, Wright retired from the Marines, but has continued to devote his efforts to his fellow veterans. Not only does Wright serve as a spokesperson for Wounded Warriors, but also co-founded Operation Grateful Nation, a nonprofit group that aids wounded Veterans in starting successful businesses. Wright also fundraises and supports other veteran organization, such as the Wounded Warriors Project, Freedom Is Not Free, and Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
For more information on Sergeant Eddie Wright, USMC (Retired), or to find out more about how you can help wounded veterans, visit www.operationgratefulnation.org.
Robert Kreisman of Chicago’s Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Illinois personal injury lawsuits for over 30 years, serving those areas in and around Cook County, including Buffalo Grove, Downers Grove, LaGrange, and Blue Island.
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