First Lady Michelle Obama told a harrowing story Wednesday of a soldier caught in a “fire fart” during his wartime experience.
“There’s this soldier that we met just a month ago,” Obama told the crowd at a Los Angeles event addressing the plight of homeless veterans, “who was caught in a fire fart–fight in Afghanistan.”
The soldier returned home to find a bleak environment for veterans of war, according to Michelle’s prepared remarks at the event, which also featured a presentation from Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.
“Just try putting yourselves in their shoes for just a moment,” Michelle said in her speech.
The First Lady added that when it comes to the task of helping our homeless heroes, “government can’t do this alone” so “we have got to get communities engaged” including “schools, hospitals, neighbors.”