Hopefully my question before wasn't offensive at all. That was not my intent. Maybe I'm reading something into it that's not there. I haven't served myself, but I have friends and family who have. I perceive that there could be some frustration with getting wounded while serving, but from a freak accident like my friend had and not from battle. Like this is not a noble or worthy injury. But I think any civilian would certainly consider it to be equivalent and appreciate the sacrifice regardless of how the injury happened. That's all I was getting at.
Nope you'll have to do a lot more than ask questions to offend me. And yes being wounded by a STUPID accident is frustrating. And what makes it more so is Army rules about things like this. Because my injury wasn't during an engagement with the enemy or by the enemy I'm not eligible for a Purple Heart. It isn't that I'm medal hungry just that I shed blood on foreign soil during war time. But that's a whole other story.