Dear Operation Truth Supporter,
Today, Operation Truth is launching a new television advertisement, and we need your
financial help to get it on the air. Beginning today, our goal is to raise $200,000
in five days. Why am I, an Iraq Vet, writing to you? Because this ad will help me
tell my story.
Watch the Ad! - Click on the desired format:
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I am Robert Acosta. When my country called, I went to Iraq without hesitation. Make
no mistake, I am proud of my service and proud of my fellow troops. But for many
troops like me, there was a tremendous cost. See, while driving with another soldier,
a grenade was tossed into the cab of my truck. I saw the pin was pulled and smoke
was starting to come out of the top. I struggled to reach the grenade as we sped
off, but I couldn't get to it in time. My leg was severely injured and I lost my
arm as a result of the explosion. I swore I was going to die, and even told my friend
who was driving to tell my parents that I loved them.
I'm not looking for pity by telling my story or by being in this ad, I'm a soldier
and do what I have to do. But, I'm trying to make an important point. The Pentagon
will only refer to me as a number -- one of the 7700 wounded in action. They don't
want you to know who I am or who the others coming back severely injured are. They
don't want you to see what we see in the mirror everyday. I'll be the first to tell
you, it's tough to look at. But it's important because no American can make a fully
informed judgement about the war without looking at and listening to the men and
women coming home.
That's what Operation Truth is allowing guys like me to do - show you my face and
tell you my story. That's why it's important that you donate right now to get this ad on the air, and tell as many friends as
you can. They have to see and hear guys like me if they want to make a real judgement
about the war.
Please take the time to watch
the ad, donate as much as you can to Operation Truth, and
forward this message on to as many friends and family as you can.
Thank you for supporting us troops and God bless,
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