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July 2, 2007

Mike’s Day in Print

by @ 9:18 pm. Filed under Milblogging, Troop Support, True Heroes

The Washington Times did a really nice article about Mike Sparling on Friday.

Michael Sparling spent a recent afternoon helping an injured soldier around Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It was a gesture he has performed many times in the past year and a half since his son also arrived at the hospital to recover from war injuries received in Iraq, but one that may soon be coming to an end.


The story barely covers all the things Mike does for the wounded warriors and their families, but its pretty good nonetheless. Check it out!

9 Responses to “Mike’s Day in Print”

  1. Mary*Ann Says:

    A good man, wish we could have met him when we were in DC.

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  3. Leta Says:

    Great story. Great photo. The story hardly begins to scratch the surface of what Mike has done and continues to do each day. He’s a national treasure for sure.

  4. jim b Says:

    Why hasn’t he been put on salary. He obviously has the skill, knowledge and abilities for the job … in spades.

    If the Army doesn’t have someone like him, they should create that job.

  5. Civil Warrior Says:

    Wow… this guy is incredible. It’s good to know that there are people like him out there working for the troops; is he doing all of this on his own dime?

  6. SK Says:

    Thanks for posting this GN! Mike is amazing and seeing him interact with the guys, firsthand, is something to behold.

  7. linda Says:

    That’s amazing, GN! He needs to be paid for the job he’s doing and if he leaves, they should hire someone to do it.

  8. Karen I. Says:

    Some men are so fatherly, that they can be fathers to more than their own kids even under such trying circumstances. To be able to reach out and help others and stay focused while undergoing personal trials and tribulations takes skill and a special kind of love.Mr. Sparling appears to be that kind of gentleman.If even possible, he will be a hard act to follow.

  9. Joe Steadman Says:


    He is a good dad… he is my father-in-law!

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