First, read this about SSG Patrick Zeigler - John Hinderaker at Powerline has been following the story of SSG Zeigler as he miraculously recovers from his wounds from Islamic terrorist Nidal Hassan. Nissan's shot took out 20% of SSG Zeigler's brain. And he got married!
Then, you should read SSG and Mrs. Zeigler's blog - Turning Tragedy into a Love Story. In particular, read this post about OCS. It's a tough read, but worth your time (and please do not read too much into her statements about rank - one of Patrick's goals was to be an officer).
[Thank you to Marisa G for sending the links]