At just 22, Valencia county native Mike Malarsie is a decorated war veteran. Senior Airman Michael Malarsie received the Air Force Combat Action Medal and the Purple Heart Medal, WIA last month.
On January 3 Airman Malarsie was critically injured when an IED (improvised explosive device) exploded near his patrol. Malarsie lost his left eye, the sight in his right eye and sustained multiple head and neck injuries. Four servicemen were killed as a result of the explosion.
Michael has valiantly served his country and like so many of our esteemed servicemen and women has demonstrated strength that knows no bounds. As described by Michael’s father above, when told of the permanence of his injuries and asked if he had any questions – Michael, unable to speak due to his jaw being wired-shut for treatment simply scribed, “I just want to thank you all very much.”
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Michael’s Message via his sister Lisa