Wounded Warrior Chris Gordon
September 2013 - On March 13, 2005, Army Staff Sergeant Chris Gordon was
riding in a Stryker armored vehicle as part of a patrol in the Iraqi
town of Tal-Afar. It was on that morning when an improvised explosive
device (IED) explosion literally launched Chris and his clerk out of the
Stryker's back hatch.
Chris remembers being taken to the
combat-support hospital nearby, but the next thing he knew, he was
waking up at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He was left without his
right leg and with a permanent titanium rod in his left leg. "Rehab has
been intense," he said. "At first you're in a wheelchair and eventually
you start gaining back your strength. You have to learn how to get up,
use a prosthetic and learn how to walk again, actually. Today, Chris
does much more than walk. He's standing tall as a father, husband, and
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