Afghanistan War Veteran Honored
Jedlicka was the grand marshal in the Veteran’s Day Parade Saturday
Council Bluffs, IA – Hundreds of people turned out today to honor veterans.
Band members play their hearts out, flags wave and people line the streets of Council Bluffs honoring veterans like Nicholas Jedlicka.
“I wanted to be a part of something bigger and be part of a group where I could actually make a good contribution to the United States,” says Jedlicka.
Jedlicka was the grand marshal in the Veteran’s Day Parade Saturday.
In April 2011 Jedlicka served as a platoon sergeant in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device exploded beneath his vehicle. The IED killed Sergeant Brent Maher of Council Bluffs, injured Jedlicka and three others.
“From the time I got blown up and I don’t remember a couple of hours before that and I don’t remember the next four days,” says Jedlicka.
Jedlicka says support like this back home means the world to him and to those serving half a world away.
“It’s a great honor for somebody just to say hey thanks for what you do,” says Jedlicka.