Learning to walk again after Afghanistan, November 22

22 Nov 2013

Sergeant Matt Krumwiede has been unable to work since June 12, 2012, when he stepped on an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan. He has endured about 40 surgeries after 15 pounds of explosives tore away both his legs above the knees, and ripped muscle and bone from his left arm. He is fighting hard to regain his mobility; each step brings him closer to winning back his independence. All he wants is to be a soldier in the infantry again. All photos from Jim Urquhart, Reuters.