100Today we got three very important pieces of mail. One from the Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) worker stating that she is going to schedule his re-eval soon. Guess we don't have a preference of when it is....according to the Army we have no life. Also she did send the appropriate forms to request his medical records so I am glad that is something we don't have to do.
The second piece of mail was a survey from AW2, or the Army's War Wounded Soldiers program. He finally got a great case worker after 2 1/2 years and they wanted to do a survey on the service. I am glad to see someone who is calling and checking in regularly. At first they said Bryan couldn't be in the program because he wasn't missing some limbs, even though he was in casts up to his hips. General Cody fixed that for us.
The last was to say that Bryan got picked to be in the 100 faces of war experience. 100 Faces is a work in progress. On completion it will consist of 100 Portraits of Americans who have been to the theaters of war in Iraq or Afghanistan (OEF,OIF). Each portrait is accompanied by a placard which features a statement written by the person pictured and a brief biography of the person pictured. The biographical information and the statement reflect the person at the time of the creation of the portrait. Not all of the people pictured are military personnel. All have travelled to the theater of war in Iraq or Afghanistan. The portraits are not for sale and not done at any cost to the participants. 100 Faces of War Experience is a not for profit project under the fiscal sponsorship of the Veterans Education Project of Amherst, MA.While visiting this website you can view the portraits and statements of the 100 Faces project, apply to be part of the project, view the upcoming exhibition schedule, and donate to support this work. I am so excited. They picked him based on his numerous military decorations, his time in theater, his injuries, and his state. We hope to meet this gentleman to get his picture painted within a year.