UPDATE : BACKGROUND BEFORE PICTURES: Wounded Marine Returns from Iraq to Marry

Dear Everyone;

Steve DeKorte had posted a photo of the wounded Marine and his bride. These are a photo montage of pictures taken before he was wounded and after and at his wedding. There was a whole lot more to it than the single photo showed.

Marine Sergeant Ty Ziegel already had his life planned out, he would marry his girlfriend Renee Kline upon returning from his second tour of duty in Iraq.

But one fateful day a suicide bomber hit his truck, tearing apart his body and making him among the 20,000 soldiers that have been wounded in Iraq. He was blind in one eye, had a shattered skull, and most of his skin was burned off.

Renee lived with Ty at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas for a year and a half, sharing Ty's every hope and fear. Their relationship became stronger than ever, and Ty and Renee moved back to their hometown in Illinois in July 2006, and got married in shortly thereafter.


Because it does have a lot of jpeg pictures give the web site a little time to download - as always one picture - and there are several - are worth 1,000 words.

Go ahead take a look - what you see can't hurt you .....

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian