This Is The Incredibly Powerful Story Of A Wounded Warrior And His Angel.

By: Joseph Simonds on November 11, 2015
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Just imagine waking up one morning and no longer having your arms or legs…

I realize that it isn’t a pleasant thought…

Yet, this is exactly what happened with a hero by the name of Taylor Morris…

Before I get into this powerful, awe-inspiring, and tear-jerking story, let me address a question that has come up from many of you in regards to “WHY” Luke and I sold our company (and are risking it all) to follow our dreams with Salt Strong.

WHY are we risking it all to build Salt Strong?

  • Because we believe this is what we were called to do
  • Because of brave warriors like Taylor below, we know that anything is possible if you have courage and faith
  • Because of brave warriors like Taylor below, we know that a determined mind is capable of anything
  • Because of brave warriors like Taylor below, we live in a free country where we can start a business without much hassle, where we can shout out to the rooftops what we believe in, and we can live and work safely, while our brave warriors risk it all and fight our battles across the globe

This is for everyone that has ever served in the Military.

We can’t thank all the veterans and active military that protect our freedom.

And our “WHY” can be clearly answered in the pictures below…

United We Stand.

Thank you Taylor and Danielle Morris.

And thank you to the super talented Tim Dodd that captured many of these photos and shared his story about Taylor Morris that everyone should read here after looking at these pictures below.

(the following was an email that was forwarded to me by my dad quite some time ago. I have not been able to get it off of my mind since, and now it is my time to share with as many people as possible. Focus on the guy and the girl in this first picture. It’s them throughout the series below…)

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Taylor was part of an elite force known as EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal). Their mission was to be the first on the battlefield to clear any and all explosives out of the way for their units following behind. Taylor and his EOD companions risk their life to keep it safe and clear for their fellow soldiers.

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Taylor and one of his EOD buddies

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One of the final pictures before the explosion that would change his life…

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He is a Hero and She is an Angel

If you made it through this entire blog and don’t feel moved, emotional, and damn proud of our military fighting and sacrificing all they have for your freedom and protection, then it’s time to find a new country.

Thank you again to all of the men and women that have served and are currently serving our amazing America.

Happy Veterans Day.

Do you have a loved one in the military now, or a loved one that has served our country in that past that you want to give a shout out to, tell them you love them, or just to give them thanks publicly, simply post below in the comments.

Thank you,

Joe Simonds

#UnitedWeStand

P.S. – A big thanks again to Tim Dodd for documenting this so well. I never would have known any of the backstory had your name not been on some of the pictures in the email forward that I received. I highly encourage you all to check out Todd’s blog where the entire Taylor and Danielle story here.

P.P.S. – To Danielle the Angel. May we all be so fortunate as to have someone as loving and heroic as you in our lives.

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Stuart Kidder
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I has seen this before, maybe about a year ago. It moved me as much today as it did then. Scriptures tell us that there is no greater love than to give your life for another. What Taylor, and so many others have given is beyond my comprehension. What Danielle has given Taylor is hope and a reason to live. Her love of him is so wonderful.
The sacrifice of military men and women amazes me, and I am so proud of all of them. We forget the sacrifices that the Danielle’s of the world go through. God bless them all.
Thanks for sharing this heart melting story.

shakil
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shakil

Nice!

Kathy Bradley
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Kathy Bradley

I’m so moved by anyone who can move on in life after sacrificing so much for everyone else! I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I also wantto thank my dad Louis Downs for being a hero in the Korean war!

Frank Laise
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Frank Laise

Hey Joe and Luke, Just wanted to salute you guys and wish you nothing but the best!  Life’s too short NOT to spend it channeling energy into one’s greatest passion’s…which in your case clearly is salt water sport fishing.Integrating your admiration (and support) for our nation’s military veterans in your blog, and encouraging readers to donate generously to the Wounded Warrior Project, tells me all I need to know about who you guys really are!I look forward to following you both and spreading the word about your adventure with my friends and family!Cherish the day,Frank

Sandy
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Thanks for sharing that story. I’d be honored to donate my time, boat, and any other gear that you might need to take these guys out.

Luke Simonds
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Thanks Sandy! We really appreciate your offer and will keep you posted as plans become finalized.

Mel Crissey
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Luke and Joe, it is so great that you are recognizing so many of our wounded veterans. Living here in San Antonio, TX, the home of Fort Sam Houston and the world famous Brooke Army Medical Center/San Antonio Military Medical Center, I get to see many of these heroes often. They ask nothing but to not be forgotten and very importantly, not be excluded. Your hearts and decisions are in the right place.LTC Mel Crissey, U.S.Army (Retired)

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Salty Beard

Inspiring. I cant believe I have never heard this guys story. I hope someone is making a movie. I would love to hear the whole story.

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nic

Wow! That is awesome! The cost of freedom is real. That dude is my new Hero! I would take any of those guys fishing anytime!