• Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg

    April 4, 2014

    United States Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg was injured on October 1, 2009, when his platoon hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan during his 10th deployment to the Middle East. Remsburg suffered a penetrating head wound with shrapnel lodged in his brain, sending him into a coma for over three months. After undergoing dozens of surgeries and years…

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  • Army Sgt. John Ricketts

    October 30, 2013

    United States Army Sgt. John Ricketts was injured in May of 2010, while serving as a gunner for the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan. His vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device during a routine convoy patrol of a mountainside. The homemade roadside bomb ripped the cab off of the heavy truck carrying John and three other…

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  • Sgt. Colin Faust

    June 18, 2013

    After graduating from high school in 2007, Sgt. Colin Faust joined the United States Marines in 2009. In 2010 while on foot patrol in the northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Sergeant Faust stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and lost his left leg and severely injured his right leg and left arm. Faust currently attends Minnesota State University…

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  • Specialist Andrew Hanson

    June 17, 2013

    Specialist Andrew Hanson joined the United States Army National Guard while still in high school in 2003. While serving in CSC Scania, Iraq in 2007, Specialist Hanson was hit by an explosive forced projectile (EFP) and lost both of his legs. Hanson has been living in a home in Luverne that is not suitable for his wheelchair. Jared Allen’s…

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  • SSgt Ken Champlin

    June 16, 2013

    Ken Champlin lost both of his legs below the knees and suffered traumatic brain injury from an IED attack during a dismounted patrol in Al Anbar Province Iraq. Upon returning to the United States Ken found it difficult to adapt to civilian life with his new handicap and struggled to obtain employment. Ken currently lives in a low income…

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