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This Green Beret had his leg shot off on a ‘cursed’ mission, but that didn’t stop him from becoming an elite sniper | Business Insider

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On the night of April 6, 2008, US Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. John Wayne Walding was shot in his leg by the enemy’s sniper in the battle of Shok Valley, Afghanistan. This life-changing battle left him with no choice to get his legs amputated. He received his Silver Award and Purple Heart for his selfless dedication, but he was most admired for his resilience and grit to not let his leg stop him from serving. Walding went through sniper training and became the first amputee to graduate from the Special Warfare Center and School sniper course. He is now managing his company Gallantry Global Logistics and a co-founder of Live to Give.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/green-beret-who-lost-his-leg-became-special-forces-sniper-2020-9#:~:text=This%20Green%20Beret%20had%20his,from%20becoming%20an%20elite%20sniper&text=John%20Wayne%20Walding%20lost%20his,that%20didn’t%20stop%20him

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