Meryl Streep's rant on stage at the Golden Globes was a favorite moment for the star-studded Hollywood crowd. Following her speech, celebrities heaped praise on the actress.
Movie producer Judd Apatow even went as far to say that, “We will need a lot of people as clear and brave as Meryl Streep if we are to fight the corruption, bad ideas, and lies of Donald Trump.”
Calling Streep “brave” for ranting at an award show didn't sit well with Iraq War veteran J.R. Salzman.
Salzman lost his arm in an EFP attack in Iraq. An EFP is a device that is designed to penetrate armor, and it's a vicious weapon-of-war.
Here is the last photo that was taken of Salzman before losing his arm:
Salzman's website explains what happened to him:
His right arm was severed below the elbow and his left hand was pulverized by the blast. He also suffered a traumatic brain injury. As he is allergic to morphine, he was transported to a field hospital before any anesthetic was given.
Salzman, someone who understands what it means to be brave, responded to the Streep lovefest with a powerful before and after photo:
“I too hope to one day be as courageous and selfless as Meryl Streep.”
The attack on Salzman took place 10 years ago.
His Humvee was riddled with holes:
The shrapnel they pulled out of his arm:
Going through recovery:
The aftermath of losing his arm:
A decade ago, Salzman was putting his life on the line in Iraq, demonstrating true bravery and sacrifice for his country.
On the other hand, ten years ago Meryl Streep was strutting the red carpet at the premiere of her new Hollywood film “The Devil Wears Prada.”
You decide what real courage looks like.