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  • I could only see him from the waist up as he approached the restaurant. From the way he limped, I thought he had a twisted ankle. Then he sat down next to me and I could see that both of his legs were artificial from above the knee all the way down. It was quite impressive and very noticeable, so I asked about his tattoo. He held his arm out and explained that this was skin art depicting his story. The fact that he could walk on artificial legs unaided two years after the accident was pretty remarkable, but what was most extraordinary about him was that he believed going to Afghanistan was the best thing he had ever done, IED explosion and all.
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