Veterans Discover They Were United In Battle Years Ago

Jul 19, 2013

Jason Shelton, left, and John Bailon reminisce while walking in terrain at Sandia National Laboratories that reminds them of Iraq. They both fought for the U.S. military in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Credit Photo by Randy Montoya

Iraq War Veterans Jason Shelton and John Bailon only recently became friends when Sandia Laboratory's Wounded Warrior program brought them together in Albuquerque. The two soon learned that their relationship actually began on foreign soil almost a decade ago. 

Both Bailon and Shelton are in Sandia’s Wounded Warrior Career Development Program. The program offers training and education to combat-injured veterans.