2Lt. Nicholas Vogt

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  1. dsacto1

    dsacto1 New Member

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    2Lt. Nicholas Vogt, USMA Class of 2010, lost both of his legs in an IED attack last week in Afghanistan. He survived the flight to Germany and he is hanging on. His parents requested prayers for their son. My daughter, USMA 2015, informed us many cadets at West Point know Lt. Vogt and are pulling hard for him to survive this attack. http://tinyurl.com/chpel52
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I'll keep him in my prayers.

    Visited Walter Reed last year. The survival rate is very very high once they get them off the battle field. That's a testament to the medical professionals who work on the troops.
     
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    Lt. Vogt was a B-1 Barbarian, and a firstie when my son was a plebe. He defered entrance into medical school so he could serve as an infantry officer. I remember my son telling me about it at the time. Please keep Lt.Vogt in you prayers.
     
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    My advisor when I was in med school was a triple amputee (lost both legs and one arm in an accident while she was in residency). She went on to become a radiologist and an amazing source of inspiration!

    Prayers being said daily for Nick in this USNA household!
     
  5. Trixie

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    Good news about Lt. Vogt:

    http://www.unknownsoldiersblog.com/2011/11/in-name-of-love.html
     
  6. dsacto1

    dsacto1 New Member

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    Wonderful News

    Trixie, thanks for posting the update. What a great thanksgiving gift for the Vogt family.
     
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    Today's Facebook update on Nick Vogt:

    Post from Nick's mom, Sheila......Nick had another good day at Walter Reed hospital, he went into surgery early this morning where the team of doctors .. and there was alot of them got to take their first look at him and also do some more work on his leg wounds. More then one time today I heard comments from the medical staff of how well he is doing considering the exstent of his injuries. One of ...the doctors during a personal consultaion again used the word miraculous. Today after he awoke from surgery he was very alert and responded to us and the doctors. Please continue to keep him in your prayers as he continues to heal and get stronger, he has a very long road ahead of us but with love support and prayer he can do it! Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
     
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    Thanks for the update. LT Vogt is in our thoughts.
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    He is definitely in our prayers.
     
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    Sgt. Liam Dwyer at yesterdays inaugural run. He won going away even after loosing his chain and fixing it during the race and missing the turn for the finish line. Looped around and still beat the fastest runner. Left his father in the dust and my TBS and PLC behind.

    http://rep-am.com/news/local/601485.txt

    Six months ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNtm5gdKcWM

    That was his second PH. One Iraq and one Afghanistan.


    One tough Kid. There are more than we can count or recognize individually but thank them all.
     
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    Another Facebook update from Nick Vogt's Family.....

    Update from Nick's mom.......Yesterday Nick had a long stay in the operating room. They did further work on his wounds and started some treatments to battle some infection. The doctors say that the treatments, although his case is complicated, will take care of the infection problem. Steve and I are so impressed with t...he love, concern and dedication that the military family shows while taking care of these wounded warriors. The respect that they have shown to us during this time is wonderful. We feel like we are part of their family too. (Steve says that we are like military family in-laws.) The Army got Nick off of the battlefield. The Air Force flew him home. And a large part of his medical staff is Navy. God Bless Our Military!
     
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    tpg USMC (RET)

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    As a double amputee myself, I can attest to the skill of our military medical personel. They are top notch. As long as they can get the infection under control, and the doctors deem him fit, I see no reason why this young man will not return to a "normal". While it is a strugle at times, life for me is very good. I can run a 5k and walk about 10 without any problem.

    The extended family that is our military really is wonderful. It is also larger than many can imagine. They will take care of the soldier and the family for as long as needed.

    I am up at WR every other week. I look forward to maybe running into this young man during his recovery.
     
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    You are a very special person, tpg. It is very kind of you to post in a way that helps this family see a bright and productive future for their son when it must be so scary and foggy for them right now. I commend you for your service and for the hurdles you've overcome. :thumb:
     
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    That was a very nice comment, catchthefever. tpg is a quality guy. LT Vogt and his family received a special mention during the patentesq family Thanksgiving dinner prayer this year, but tpg reminds us that countless others need to be thanked as well.
     
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    tpg

    Thanks for the post, you are truly an inspiration to us all. You are correct the medical staff throughout our military is top notch. I work with a number of vets who have to go to medical facilities for follow-up. They all say, how much they like the care they get. I too am also disabled, I was born with cerebral palsy, which is a mild case. I firmly believe in giving a 110% in what ever I am doing.

    Thanks again,

    God Bless and God Speed,

    RGK
     

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