Sgt. Merlin German The ‘Miracle’ Marine

November 15th 1985- April 11th 2008

Merlin German waged that battle in the quiet of a Texas hospital, far from the dusty road in Iraq where a bomb exploded on Feb. 21, 2005 near German’s Humvee, hurling him out of the turret and engulfing him in flames. Leaving him with burns over 97 percent of his body.

No one expected him to survive.

But for more than three years, he would not surrender. He endured more than 100 surgeries and procedures. He learned to live with pain, to stare at a stranger’s face in the mirror. He learned to smile again, to joke, to make others laugh.

He became known as the “Miracle Man.”

But just when it seemed he would defy impossible odds, Sgt. Merlin German lost his last battle during a routine surgery on April 11th 2008.

“I can’t remember a time where he said, ‘I can’t do it. I’m not going to try.”

German was just 22.

It truly pisses me off that a picture of some girls fucking shoes gets more notes then this.

Rest Easy brother.


he was very handsome

this is beautiful


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