Thank you for Jay Nordlinger’s article on Capt. Ivan Castro (“Captain Extraordinary,” February 9). Captain Castro is a tremendously inspiring man. I had the honor of meeting him while running the Air Force Marathon in Dayton last September, and of hearing him speak at the dinner the night before.
He spoke briefly about his injuries, then thanked the soldiers who risked their lives to save him while still under fire, the helicopter crew that came in despite the tremendous risk, and all the doctors, nurses, therapists, etc., who worked to help him heal. Not a drop of self-pity in evidence.