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Wounded Warrior Diaries
Danielle Green-Byrd, Specialist., U.S. Army
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How Life Lessons from the Inner City to the Sands of Iraq Shaped an Iraqi Veteran
WASHINGTON -A former basketball star from Chicago’s inner city who served in the Army and was injured in Iraq has learned that time does really heal wounds.
Danielle Green-Byrd

Danielle Green-Byrd, one of the first women injured during the beginning of the conflict in Iraq, said she believes her successful transition comes from traveling on the road of hard knocks, inspired by a Robert Frost poem. <More

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From: A.J Yokley
Comments:I had served with SSG Michael Shank. My thoughts and prays go out to Mrs. Downes A.J Yokley Loudon, TN

From: Anonymous
Comments: Although This is the First time I come to the Wounded Warriors Site, I was Greatly INSPIRED By Spec. Danielle Green-Byrd's Story! I was almost drawn to Tears when I'd heard that she had gone to school to get her Educational Training to become a School Counselor. AMAZING And MANY KUDOS OVER AGAIN, Danielle. KEEP ON FOR THE CHILDREN, ALWAYS!

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