Chief Warrant Officer 5 Charles Petrie is dying of cancer, and while none of us knows how many days we have left, Petrie knows he has fewer than most.
He also knows that when a Soldier needs some help, his brothers have his back.
With Petrie’s dire diagnosis, maxillary sinus sarcoma, he wanted to leave his family in a home more suited to their needs without him, and that required a move. But while the new home purchase had been finalized, he was physically unable to do the heaving lifting, something that was almost foreign to the combat veteran.
Warrior Transition platoon sergeant SFC Nakischa Adams recognized the circumstances of the Petrie family and Thursday night posted a Facebook request for some help. The response was immediate.
On Friday morning, over 40 Soldiers stepped up to relocate CWO 5 Petrie’s family to their new home in the suburb community of Bromsworth Trail, moving boxes and furniture and then going the extra mile to clean the vacated home.
Full story can be found here on Stars and Stripes.
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