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Eagle Cane for US Soldiers Wounded Iraq and Afghanistan

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Project by Rob W posted 11-25-2009 05:06 PM 2031 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am honored to be part of a group of wood carvers who make canes for American soldiers that have been wounded while serving their country in Iraq or Afghanistan. In general, these soldiers are Purple Heart recipients. They are asked if there is anything special that they would like included on the cane. Usually, it is things like unit patches, Combat Infantry Badges and such. This veteran asked for copies of tattoos that he has on his arm.

SPC Robert Kislow served as a specialist in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan. He lost his right leg to a Taliban fighter with a high-powered rifle on 10 JUNE 2005.

For more information on the Eagle Cane Project, go to http://www.eaglecane.com

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com





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Roz

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 05:17 PM

This is a fantastic cause you are involved in and a beautiful cane! You sir are a Patriot! Guys like you make me proud to be an American. I thank you for supporting PFC Kislow and all the other GI’s you have helped.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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sharad

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 05:55 PM

You are doing a great service to the injured soldiers. The cane is a symbol of what you feel about your countrymen on the battle field. You are a real patriot.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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David Craig

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 06:01 PM

Wonderful work and quite the badge of honor. I can think of little that would be more honorable for a woodworker than seeing his work used as a support for a solider who sacrificed so much for his/her country.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 06:51 PM

VERY VERY COOL

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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Bob Areddy

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 02:49 AM

Awesome!

-- --Bob http://www.areddy.net/wood

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#6 posted 11-26-2009 01:37 PM

I have contacted Eagle Cane and offered my help to make a cane for a vet in need from Alabama. Thanks for the link to a worthwhile cause. I hope very few ever need one, but I will make as many as needed.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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gmerteng

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#7 posted 11-26-2009 03:00 PM

Awesome cane, and what a great service you are doing, this country needs more people like you.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#8 posted 11-28-2009 04:56 AM

Very cool, I’ll keep them in mind. I’ve donated canes but not specific designs like this. Interesting….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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