Chris Levi discovered his $3,000 custom-made wheelchair with a Purple Heart and Army seal embroidered on the back, missing when he returned to his Mollie Boulevard home in Holbrook on Jan. 19.
Now that the war in Iraq is officially over two local lawmakers are calling on New York City to honor those who fought there with a ticker tape parade down the “Canyon of Heroes.” But there seems to be some resistance in Washington.
“Sacrifice” is a word we’re hearing a lot this week. On Thursday, CBS 2’s Lou Young met a remarkable young man who has managed to maintain his good humor and humanity in the face of terrifying injuries.
An anti-war demonstration in Times Square that was meant to mark the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq quickly became a protest against the fighting in Libya.
He made huge sacrifices for his country and now an Iraq War veteran is getting a new home on Staten Island.