Here is an update on Marine Cpl. David “D.J.” Emery Jr.


Centre Daily: ‘Good tears’ flow after surprise gift

WINGATE — Leslie Shivery felt guilty leaving the bedside of her critically wounded husband, Marine Cpl. David “D.J.” Emery Jr., to accept an award from Centre County’s Marine Corps League — or so she thought — on her husband’s behalf Friday…

Shivery was stunned Friday when she was taken by limousine to a manufactured home in the Blarney Stone development to find dozens of friends and family waiting for her, along with the Nittany Leathernecks Detachment of the Marine Corps League and several active-duty Marines in full dress uniforms.

She cried when she saw the Marines. She cried even harder when she was told the house in front of her now belongs to her and her husband.

That is awesome. But it is only a fraction of the story. It gets better, much better.

The manufactured home was paid for by “An American Angel,” a proposed new television series produced by Centre County native Bea Clapp, with Discretion Entertainment. Donations from local businesses and individuals helped landscape, furnish the house and pay the rent on the lot for three years.

Shivery also was given the keys to a brand new Toyota.

And finally, Leslie thanked everyone who prayed for her husband,

“I’m a little overwhelmed,” Shivery said. “God bless every single soul who has helped, even with prayers. That’s what we need a lot of right now.”

Leslie is eight months pregnant and DJ is still in a fight for his life. I highly recommend reading the whole article.