Written by Ed Zieralski
It’s Memorial Day Weekend, a great three-day holiday for many of us who live free today thanks to the many men and women who died preserving our liberty and the millions more who have served this country.
Christopher Montera was doing just that a few months ago when he came as close as anyone can to giving his life for his country. But he survived a near fatal blast in Afghanistan, and today Army Sgt. First Class Montera is still healing in Brooke Army Medical Facility in San Antonio from severe wounds he had from the mortar blast. His family hopes to return him to San Diego, where he will continue his healing and therapy at Balboa Hospital.