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Blind Army major saluted in bittersweet ending to a career spent overcoming obstacles | Stripes Korea
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Blind Army major saluted in bittersweet ending to a career spent overcoming obstacles | Stripes Korea

It wasn’t how Maj. Ivan Castro thought his Army career would end.

But looking back on the past nearly three decades and the obstacles he’s overcome along the way, Castro was happy with the results.

After taking the brunt of a mortar blast in Iraq in September 2006, many didn’t think Castro would last the week.

He proved them wrong. And for more than a decade since, never stopped surprising his fellow soldiers, friends and family.

Source: Blind Army major saluted in bittersweet ending to a career spent overcoming obstacles | Stripes Korea