During my tour in Ramadi Iraq, it wasn’t uncommon to meet warriors still serving on active duty with prosthetics. If a warrior can pass the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT) they can serve in the Marine Corps. Boot ties and duct taped to a robotic leg accompanied one Marine I met in Ramadi. Another Lieutenant passes by on a running path while I was in Camp Lejeune with his prosthetic leg. One Marine with two amputated arms became a martial arts instructor in Quantico with a quadruple amputee Marine kept his sanity with the help of a strong Marine wife.
Many warriors are faced with single, double, triple, quadruple amputate injuries and are making a remarkable recovery. Being mentally tough, strong willed and battling the loss of a limb and the unique difficulties that are associated with that type of injury, warriors have to make the decision to keep a limb when it has been severely damaged. Along with their strong support they receive from family members or a spouse many tough guys have to make some very tough decisions. Read the below article for an example.
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