Warrant Officer Johnathan Holsey, with 3rd Military Police Group at Fort Gillem, Ga., as a human resources technician, lost his left leg to a roadside bomb in 2004.
Army News Service reports Holsey wasn’t a runner prior to his injury, but he ran his first Army 10-Miler in 2008 and has run each one since, as well as a few half-marathons and the last 10 miles of the Marine Corps Marathon.
Holsey said his plan is to stay in the Army until he retires and–because of the opportunities the Army has given him as a wounded warrior–pay it forward and “pave the way for others.”
His advice to other wounded soldiers is to talk with people facing the same challenges to let feelings and frustrations out.
“I think you just don’t give up,” he said. “Don’t allow your limitations to be my limitations.”
What are you going to do today?[via Army News Service]