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Wesley Leon-Barrientos

Wesley was born on 9/16/84 in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. In 2002, when he turned 18 years old he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Hood, TX with the 4th Infantry Division, with whom he deployed for his FIRST TOUR of duty to Iraq from 2003-2004. In 2005, Wesley was stationed at…

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Toran Gaal

As a corporal infantry rifleman in Charlie Company with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, based out of Camp Pendleton in San Diego, Toran “Chance” Gaal was injured in the Sangin District of the Helmand Province in Afghanistan in 2011. Sangin is known as one of the country’s most dangerous regions. Along…

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Todd Love

Words just can’t describe Retired Corporal Todd Simpson Love or how absolutely amazing he really is. Todd doesn’t remember that last step he took. He remembers very little of the events that occurred on October 25, 2010 which forever changed his life. While on patrol in Sangin province, Afghanistan, Corporal Love became an intended victim…

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Temur Dadiani

Corporal Temur Dadiani, who lost both lower limbs to a landmine during his deployment to Afghanistan, has set a world record in push-ups. His inclusion into the listing of records occurred on the 3rd of August, exactly three years after the accident. As he himself states, he chose this day deliberately in order to prove to…

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Simon Harmer

  Simon’s first thought after the explosion was of his wife: they had been married just three months when disaster struck and Simon believes that it was the thought of her that kept him alive in the minutes and hours that followed. It was the 26 October 2009, Sergeant Simon Harmer, 33 at the time,…

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Redmond Ramos

In 2007, ten days after graduating high school, I joined the U.S. Navy to serve as a Corpsman. In 2011, I deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. While running to render care to a Marine who had been injured by an improvised explosive device (IED), I also stepped…

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Povas Miknaitis

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Povas Miknaitis was conducting reconnaissance in Afghanistan when a hidden bomb in the home he and his team were entering exploded, sending shrapnel in every direction and severely injuring a number of his teammates as well as himself. He received a serious head injury, including a broken jaw and severed ear.…

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Noah Galloway

FROM DENIAL THROUGH ACCEPTANCE- THE STORY BEHIND MY RECOVERY Taken from NOAHGALLOWAY.COM:  OCTOBER 26, 2012 I received a message on Facebook the other day from a fellow Screaming Eagle that said… “Hey brother I know you don’t remember me but I was in HHC 1-502. I just wanted you to know that I think it…

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Mike Mills

SFC Mills is retired and living in Minnesota with his wife and two children. He was injured in Kirkuk, Iraq on June 14, 2005 by an Improvised Explosive Device that burned over 31% of his body, and broke his scapula, clavicle and 4 bones in his left foot. His left hip was also badly broken.…

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