Tim Karcher doesn’t remember much from the summer of 2009. The U.S. Army veteran spent six weeks lying in a hospital bed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., followed by seven more weeks at Brooke Army Medical Center near his home in Harker Heights, Texas.
We all remember sitting down to lackluster cafeteria food and the steps people would take to improve the taste. But what do you do if your favorite condiment is 7,000 miles away? Jessie Guajardo, a first lieutenant for the Texas Army National Guard who is currently stationed in Iraq, faced such a challenge.
It’s a familiar scene. You’re running your daily errands, and hunger strikes. You don’t have time to spare, so you hit up the Chick-fil-A drive-thru. When you arrive, the line is wrapped around the restaurant. But you still get in the line, because you know you’ll get your food in no time.