That's some pretty good surgery ,you can't even tell you were a redheaded Irish kid before.....J/K. I live in South Texas and crime is bad,If I couldn't carry a CCW I'd probably sell my house and move to a little safer place.Glad those scumbags were caught and you lived to see them brought to justice,I couldn't imagine seeing the gun flash during the shooting and hope you flashbacks don't haunt you as frequently
For some reason, during this time is when I get flash backs, it's those cool mornings where the temp is just a bit frosty and the wind is barely blowing and there is very little sun light that my memory takes me back to that early morning.
Originally Posted by dukalmighty
I was stationed at Bliss (El Paso) for a year from 1964 to 64. My buddies and I never thought twice about going across the border. No concerns at all. Unless we ran the risk of getting too rowdy ourselves and running afoul of the El Paso Police. A different world then. I was up and down Scenic Drive quite a few times. The last time I was in El Paso was several years ago doing some work at one of the hospitals there, I had some time during one afternoon and found a scenic pullout on SD and sat there for a few hours just looking out over the city, and relaxing while reading. Granted it was during the day and I thought nothing of it as for as danger. I would not consider doing that now.
Originally Posted by OM44
I had a good friend who was stopped at a red light, was summer and his window was down. Someone walked up and stabbed him repeatedly in the chest and neck. No carjacking, nothing taken, just walked up and started stabbing, then ran off. He was in critical condition for quite a while.
My question is what did your GF do after she got help? Did she ride with you to the hospital? and how did she emotionally handle everything afterwards, seeing you hurt? How long had you been dating? how did it end with her? Sorry I'm getting personal I just like to see how people close to you respond in these types of hard times. I have a GF and we are similar in age to you when this happened and I just wonder what she would do after. Thanks... God Bless you and your family.
This Story will help me be more aware of my surroundings and hopeful make me stay safe.
God Bless Stay Safe.