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Wounded Warrior - PFC Justin Lansford [Update at #13, 84, #129 #148 & #160]
Self ^ | 5/1/2012 | NeverGore

Posted on 05/01/2012 3:52:13 AM PDT by nevergore

Edited on 05/01/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Earlier this past week you may have heard on Glenn Beck’s radio show Michelle Bachman recounted a story that last Sunday (April 22nd) she was in Afghanistan and stood over a young man who had just lost his left leg in an IED attack.

Let me tell you the rest of the story, that young man had to be PFC. Justin Lansford, (22 years old) whose vehicle was hit by a IED earlier that day. Justin is a close and personal friend of my family, having known him since he was about 14 years old.

He steady dated my daughter through High School and went to all the proms and dances with her. He was an accomplished High School athlete (football) for Brookwood High School here in Georgia. She was his sponsor at his Confirmation. We have been blessed to know him.

As writing this, Justin is fighting for his life at a hospital in Germany. He lost his left leg just above the knee, his spleen was removed, lacerated liver, multiple broken ribs, two fractured femurs, punctured lung and fractured spine. With all that, he still is a fighter and refuses to succumb.

This past Friday, he was to be transferred to Walter Reed but unfortunately has developed A.R.D.S and pneumonia. He remains in a medically induced coma in Germany where doctors now have requested his parents come. They are now there as of this past Saturday.

He is now in the hands of the doctors and God.


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Update: Justin is fighting for his life at a hospital in Germany. He lost his left leg just above the knee, his spleen was removed, lacerated liver, multiple broken ribs, two fractured femurs, punctured lung and fractured spine. With all that, he still is a fighter and refuses to succumb. Thursday night, he died on the table but was resuscitated by the doctors for a second time.

On this past Friday, he was to be transferred to Walter Reed but unfortunately in addition to his wounds he has developed A.R.D.S and pneumonia. He remains in a medically induced coma in Germany where doctors now have requested his parents come. They are now there as of this past Saturday.

The brought him momentarily out of his medically induced “coma” and when he saw his Mom at his side, tears began to run down his cheek. His vitals started to jump erratically so the doctors immediately put him back under.

Today, this AM they irrigated his wounds and did some more minor exporitory surgery. although critical, he remains stable now. If all goes well, they will ship him to Walter Reed tomorrow(Tuesday)morning.

He is now in the hands of the doctors and God.

Please pass this update to all and a giant thank you to all those who continue to pray for him. He needs it now more than ever.

I’ve known this young man since he was 14 years old, he is the perfect All American boy.....

1 posted on 05/01/2012 3:52:16 AM PDT by nevergore
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To: nevergore

OMGosh. Praying for Justin in Missouri.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 3:57:49 AM PDT by CH3CN (A stitch in time is worth two in the bush.)
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To: nevergore; Brad's Gramma; onyx; maggief; STARWISE; MinuteGal; WVNan

Prayers going up. (Please call in all prayer warriors)


3 posted on 05/01/2012 3:59:22 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: CH3CN

Prayers sent


4 posted on 05/01/2012 4:02:43 AM PDT by Razwan (Yeah, yeah, I know...Razwan, member since 30 June 2000)
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To: nevergore

Prayers for Justin and those other wounded warriors. Tell my brother in arms, we love him, as brothers and sisters love one another. What can we do to help? Lost my son in law to an IED in Iraq, never had the chance to meet him. Bring our boys home and Nuke em.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 4:03:24 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: CH3CN
I think you mean "recalled" not "recanted".

Bless Justin and you.

6 posted on 05/01/2012 4:07:45 AM PDT by BRL
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To: Salvation; Vision; jackv; Irish Rose

Do any of you have the prayer list?


7 posted on 05/01/2012 4:07:51 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: nevergore

May God have give him the strength to recover.

Why are we still in Afghanistan?
What purpose is it serving?
Why are we wasting our youth on this country that doesn’t want us and isn’t fit to shine their boots.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 4:13:28 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: trooprally; xzins

Urgent prayers needed for family and hero.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 4:15:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: nevergore; All

News articles and TV station video links regarding Justin, you can now put a face with the name:

Brookwood grad injured seriously by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2012/apr/25/local-soldier-injured-seriously-by-roadside-bomb/

FOX 5 video link:

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/Brookwood-High-Grad-Injured-in-Afghanistan-?obref=obinsite


10 posted on 05/01/2012 4:25:53 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

Daily prayers for Justin and his family.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 4:29:45 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: nevergore

Prayers up. Thank you for sharing his story.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 4:38:03 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: nevergore; All
Latest Update as of 5 minutes ago from Rick (Justin's Dad):
UPDATE: Well the difficult road home started for Justin last night. As they bring him down off the Profofol he starts rithing in pain. In addition to his stated injuries, Justin has NUMEROUS contusions, abrasions, small areas of 2nd degree burnes, and shrapnel specks over his arms, hands, chest, abdomen, and legs.

On a positive note, the first time Kim called out his name and told him to try and ...calm down. He actually opened his eyes and turned his head to look at her. He the turned his head and looked at me when I spoke to him. After that he closed his eyes again and was trying to fight off the pain and the discomfort of the ET tube. Kim told him to squeeze her hand when he couldn't stand the pain and he did. This was a great step forward neurologically in knowing he can follow commands and move all his extremeties.

The bad part of this however (aside from seeing him in all that pain) is that the process increased Justin's ventillatory requirements, so they cancelled his flight home today. We are VERY optimistic, however, that he will be on Friday's flight. I think he is progressing well, they just didn't want to take any chances during the flight and at this point the care he is receiving here is no different than what they would be doing if he was at Bethesda.

Kim, Chris and I find it difficult to sleep and have been walking around in a fog. We are trying to take care of ourselves, but this is just emotionally draining. The only thing getting us through this is all the prayers, wishes and kind words for and about Justin. Thanks to everyone for your sustaining love.

13 posted on 05/01/2012 4:46:55 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

Prayers up for PFC Justin Lansford, his family and friends. Please keep us posted.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 4:49:29 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: nevergore; P-Marlowe; Lancey Howard; jazusamo; smoothsailing; Girlene; wmfights; Alamo-Girl; ...

Lord Jesus, we pray for PFC Justin Lansford. He is fighting for his life, and if You intervene and grant his life, he will be fighting to understand and to continue without despair. In Your wisdom and foresight, we pray for Your intervention. We pray that You would guide in all the types of healing necessary: heart, body, soul, and mind. We pray in Your holy name; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 4:50:20 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: nevergore

Praying for Justin and his family. What a brave, brave young man.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 4:59:09 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: nevergore

Prayers sent up for this brave young man. Keep us posted


17 posted on 05/01/2012 5:01:25 AM PDT by Bramuce
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To: nevergore

“..Michelle Bachman recanted a story..”

Hope this was intended to read that she “recounted a story”.

Not trying to be the spelling police, but it is a critical difference.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 5:28:15 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: nevergore

So very sad. Sending prayers for Justin’s healing and comfort. Glad his parents are by his side and that he knows they are there so he knows his loved ones are there with him. May our Jesus heal him through our prayers and may his family also be given strength and comfort during this time none of us want to experience. God BLess our troops and their families.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 5:29:32 AM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: G Larry

You are correct, recounted is the correct word, auto-spell check can sometimes be my enemy....

My wife and I have hardly slept since we got word from Justin’s parents right after they were notified a week ago Monday, blame it on sloppy typing, lack of sleep or auto-spell....

But really, the one comment you make regarding this post is to make grammatical corrections? Sigh.....


20 posted on 05/01/2012 5:37:55 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

Prayers up.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 6:04:16 AM PDT by lysie
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To: xzins

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

Please, Lord, make every cell, fiber, organ, system whole in Your Blood and Spirit, in Jesus’ Name.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 6:16:32 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: nevergore

Blessing from God for this Brave American!


23 posted on 05/01/2012 6:16:48 AM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: nevergore

Thanks for posting this.

Prayers for Justin, his family and friends.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 6:23:01 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: RedMDer

Prayers for Justin.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 6:30:48 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: nevergore

All my sincere prayers for Justin and his family. Also for you, nevergore, so hard to witness someone who is loved fighting for his life.

Blessings, etabeta


26 posted on 05/01/2012 6:31:08 AM PDT by etabeta
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To: nevergore

I pray that Justin fights through and recovers.

Our Soldiers are still on the front lines. America seems to have forgotten our warriors are still fighting and dying for us.

His parents must be beyond terrified and heartbroken.

I sincerely hope Justin makes it. We will pray for him and think of him often.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 6:31:59 AM PDT by baileybat
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To: nevergore

We shall pray for Justin and his parents


28 posted on 05/01/2012 6:51:40 AM PDT by Rj Snows
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To: nevergore

Prayers have been sent for Justin and his loved ones.


29 posted on 05/01/2012 7:12:40 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: nevergore

Prayers up for this amazing young man and for his family.

Dear Lord, please share Your strength with Justin, his family and friends. Hold them all in Your loving hands, that they may find rest there, and heal.

Hear our humble prayer, Lord.
Tatt


30 posted on 05/01/2012 7:13:00 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: nevergore

Will add you and your family to the prayers also. Take care.


31 posted on 05/01/2012 7:19:21 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: nevergore

Praying


32 posted on 05/01/2012 7:22:24 AM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: nevergore

Prayers up for Justin and his family.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 8:12:11 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: nevergore

Lots and lots of prayers and love for Justin and his family. He is in great hands in Landstuhl and will be at Bethesda/Walter Reed. The level of care they provide is phenomenal and outstanding. I walked that road about 6 years ago myself, so I know how drained they are emotionally. Prayers for you and your wife as well. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.


34 posted on 05/01/2012 8:15:46 AM PDT by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: nevergore

And if his family needs anything too, please let me know.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 8:17:44 AM PDT by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: nevergore

May God Bless this warrior and his parents, who must be going through living hell right now.

You speak so highly of Justin it’s obvious he’s been a large part of your family - prayers extended to you and your daughter.


36 posted on 05/01/2012 8:29:34 AM PDT by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: nevergore

Prayers up for Justin and family for healing, peace, and perseverance.


37 posted on 05/01/2012 8:41:28 AM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: BRL; CH3CN

I think recounted was the word when the poster typed in “recanted”


38 posted on 05/01/2012 9:00:10 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: xzins
Amen.
39 posted on 05/01/2012 9:06:00 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: nevergore
Heartfelt prayers for Justin, his family and friends and for all of our courageous wounded warriors.

I will ping my biggest list here momentarily... many prayer warriors on that list.

40 posted on 05/01/2012 9:20:55 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: nevergore; Salvation; narses; Quix

Prayers up.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 9:23:15 AM PDT by EnglishCon (When life gets too much to stand - kneel.)
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To: nevergore; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; aragorn; auggy; ...

END TIMES PING LIST PRAYER REQUEST . . . VET IN DESPERATE MEDICAL SITUATION


42 posted on 05/01/2012 9:28:28 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: nevergore; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
URGENT prayer request for PFC. Justin Lansford, (22 years old), a friend of FReeper nevergore. Please ping your lists to this thread as well... many prayers are needed.

Thank you, FRiends... please remember to direct your prayers and comments to nevergore

Please read information provided by nevergore about Justin at the top of this thread and in post #1. Here's an excerpt:

Update: Justin is fighting for his life at a hospital in Germany. He lost his left leg just above the knee, his spleen was removed, lacerated liver, multiple broken ribs, two fractured femurs, punctured lung and fractured spine. With all that, he still is a fighter and refuses to succumb. Thursday night, he died on the table but was resuscitated by the doctors for a second time.

On this past Friday, he was to be transferred to Walter Reed but unfortunately in addition to his wounds he has developed A.R.D.S and pneumonia. He remains in a medically induced coma in Germany where doctors now have requested his parents come. They are now there as of this past Saturday.

The brought him momentarily out of his medically induced “coma” and when he saw his Mom at his side, tears began to run down his cheek. His vitals started to jump erratically so the doctors immediately put him back under...

43 posted on 05/01/2012 9:28:48 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: nevergore

Prayers for Justin and those that love and care for him.


44 posted on 05/01/2012 9:34:47 AM PDT by tweakDU (Someday karma will run over leftist dogma.)
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To: nevergore

Our prayers are going out to Justin and his family. Thanks for the heads-up nevergore.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 9:49:25 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nevergore

My prayers are with him.


46 posted on 05/01/2012 9:50:21 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: nevergore

A thousand prayers for this American hero and his family.


47 posted on 05/01/2012 9:53:54 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: nevergore; Jim Robinson; betty boop; joanie-f; Lurker; Travis McGee; soundbits; Issaquahking; ...

Prayers up for Justin Lasnford from here in Idaho.

Dear Father, may Your merciful Hand through the power and atonement of Jesus Christ heal Justin. May his fight for life and his survival be viewed and known here and abroad as a miracle from God...bestowed on a worthy young man who showed his love for country and his fellow man by serving his nation and he cause of liberty and going forth to fight evil.

May God’s Hand rest upon Him, may He comfort His loved ones...friends and relatives, letting them know all is in God’s Hand and will work for the good...that He knows and loves Justin and each of them, and even now is standing beside them, lifting them and supporting them.

May they wintess for Christ’s name and seek His healing...and may their prayers and ours be granted, if it by Thy will, oh Lord, in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, even Jesus Christ, Amen.

We will keep him in our prayers here, and his entire family and his friends. We will thank God in Heaven for perople like Justin. We will pass the word so that others join in prayer with us.

May we all unite our faith on Justin’s behalf.


48 posted on 05/01/2012 10:03:43 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: nevergore
may the grace of our Lord shed his light upon this family in their time of struggle..

and the healing touch of the Master be upon Justin..Prayers for all and sending healthy hugs to this family..

carole
haircutter

49 posted on 05/01/2012 10:08:17 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: xzins

I second your prayer.


50 posted on 05/01/2012 10:14:36 AM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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