U.S. Marine lost his arms and legs, but not his spirit Marine Corps Cpl. Todd Nicely is one of three surviving quadruple amputees from both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In March 2010, Nicely lost both arms and legs when he stepped on an IED while crossing a bridge in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. He will spend at least a year rehabbing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (Michael Ruane/The Washington Post)

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Comments

  1. I don’t even know what to say. This touches just about every emotion a human can feel. Thank God for this man, his wife, his future children, and all those in the military and medical fields who saved his life and have given him a full, active future. We are incredibly blessed to have men and women like him in our world.

  2. this young man epitomizes the grit and sdedication in our military.
    They are warriors both in theatre and at home. Those that are fortunate enough to have family support do well. If they do not have family support ( alot do not) YOU and I need to step up and be their family. They protected your and my freedom

  3. I do thank you Marine Cpl. Todd Nicely and your darling wife. You both show incredible courage and strength of character. You both represent a community of Warriors, a National Treasure, the people of this Republic will do well not to take for granted. My prayers go with you. Thank you both for your service to our Republic.

  4. This is just over the top too cool. This is a real hero. My son is currently in boot camp and my prayer is that he keeps his spirit in tact no matter what, just like Cpl Todd Nicely. God bless him and his wife.

  5. Thank you for being our HERO. My prayers are for you and your family. I’m happy to see you are doing so well. There are no words to express how I feel. Great job.

  6. God Bless him and he will be in my prayers.Thank you is never enough for me.I wish you all the Blessing in the world from GOD to you and your family.You are an inspiration to us all.GOD BLESS YOU and WE THE PEOPLE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE SO MANY HONORABLE MEN AND WOMEN LIKE YOU.May GOD HEAL you spiritually,physically,mentally with much peace in your life and your families lives.Big Hug and a Big THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  7. If this doesn’t put into perspective the TRUE definition of dedication (which is diametrically opposed to the definition of “entitlement”….we’ve most assuredly lost sight of the definition of INDEPENDENCE! Thank you, Todd. Thanks for shining a much needed light on the definition of Semper Fidelis.
    RNeal
    USMC Field Radio Operator
    1975-79.

  8. You have asked us not to feel pitty for you so i will not but I will stop feeling pitty for myself during times of trials.
    you have asked us to thank you in stead of shedding tears so Thank You, for everything you gave, including your arms and legs.
    We hoped that you would not let us down during our times of fears and war now we pray that we will not let you down during your times of need and recovery. May God be with you Officer Nicely and i Thank you for all you gave and the tears you see from my eyes are tears of gratitude not pitty. May God give you all there is to receive in heaven for all you gave to us on earth!

  9. YOU LOST A FULL LIFE AND I WISH I COULD TAKE SOME OF THE PAIN AWAY ..I WISH THE GOVERMENT WOULD TREAT ALL OF OUR WAR HEROS RITE …BUT ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY FOR US ,,GOD MAKES ALL THINGS HAPPEN ,,,,,, GOD BLESS YOU ….

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