Sergeant Tim Spayd, an Army Ranger Hall of Famer, is defying the odds by training the next generation while battling ALS, a disease that affects around 20,000 Americans. Diagnosed in 2012, Spayd is not letting the disease define him. He has helped train 61 classes of Rangers, completing the rigorous training again and again.
“As a training instructor, we go through everything a ranger student goes through,” Spayd said. “If they’re wet, we’re wet. We’re walking through the swamps right along with them.” This act of perseverance is one reason why Spayd was inducted to the Ranger Hall of Fame this year.