Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors a veteran we talked about before, who is getting talked about again. Marine Corps veteran Kirstie Ennis has a story that they will probably make a movie about some day. The former Marine door gunner and air frames mechanic lost her leg in 2012 during her 2nd deployment in Afghanistan when her CH-53D helicopter she was flying in went down. She suffered severe trauma to her brain, spine, neck, shoulder, face and left leg, went through 40 surgeries and had her left leg amputated above the knee. She has also walked across Britain with Prince Harry, won 3 gold medals in the Warrior Games, she hopes to compete in snow boarding in the Paralympics, she’s a pin up, has her own non-profit, is working on climbing the tallest peaks on all 7 continents and last night, during the ESPY’s she won the Pat Tillman Award for service. Congratulations Kirstie and thank you for your service.
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