Veteran Moved By Act Of Kindness From Domino's Staff

| by Karin Sun

An injured veteran who ordered a Domino's pizza from his hospital room reportedly received something extra with his order. 

Retired veteran Justin Lane, 27, checked into Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on April 18 due to nerve pain in his legs, which were blown off during a tour of Afghanistan in 2011, KENS reported.

When dinner time came, Lane ordered a pizza from a Domino's restaurant at Fort Sam Houston.

"The lady was like, 'Where are we delivering it to?' and I told her BAMC hospital," Lane told KENS. "She was like, 'You're in the hospital? Why are you in the hospital?'"

Lane wrote in a Facebook post that he had a "funny conversation" with the woman taking his order, who was "shocked" to learn that he had lost his legs in combat.

When his pizza delivery arrived, he discovered the reason for the woman's questions.

Employees at the Domino's restaurant paid Lane's bill and threw in a free dessert with his pizza order. They also sent along a handwritten card to Lane thanking him for his military service and wishing him well. 

"Dear Lane, thank you for your service," the card, which had a drawing of a pizza on it, read. "Here is a small gift to show our appreciation. Get well soon!!!! Team Dominos, Fort Sam Houston."

The young man, who posted a picture of the card on his Facebook page, said he was touched by the act of kindness.

"Such a cool BLESSING," he wrote in the post. "THANK YOU."

The April 19 post received over 300 likes in three days.

Lane lost both of his legs in Afghanistan when a 200-pound IED ripped through a truck that he was riding in, according to KENS. The projectile reportedly took off both his legs, snapped his pelvis in half, dislocated his spine, knocked out four front teeth, and destroyed everything in his torso except for his heart and left lung.

Judith Markelz, the director of the Warrior and Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center, told KENS that the Domino's employees' kind gesture was typical of San Antonio residents.

"The people that make up this city support the military 150%," Markelz said, explaining that people often left basketball tickets and other gifts at her desk for the city's veterans. "Because of that, they'll give almost anything to make sure that the young men and women and their families who have made these sacrifices are taken care of."

Since leaving the military, Lane has formed a band called "J.P. Lane and the A-Team" and is also a motivational speaker at schools and military bases.

"I was wounded when I was blown up, but I healed from that," he said. "So now I'm just a warrior. I'm just a veteran. I'm no longer wounded." 

Sources: KENS, J.p. Lane/Facebook / Photo Credit: KENS, J.p. Lane/Facebook

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