Profiles in Courage: Veteran Who Lost a Leg to an IED has Completed 26 Marathons to Date

The Tactical Hermit

Next time you get the urge to bitch and moan about your life being hard, unfair or difficult…Come back and Read this article. This Modern Spartan personifies and epitomizes the phrase “Never Give Up!”-SF


Losing his leg to an IED hasn’t kept Freddie De Los Santos from finishing 26 competitive races.

When the Twin Towers fell on Sept.11, 2001, Freddie De Los Santos fulfilled a childhood goal of joining the Army.

But on Oct. 20, 2008, while working in Afghanistan with U.S. Special Operations Command as a Humvee gunner, an improvised explosive device tore through his right leg. He smashed  headfirst into the ground and lost his teeth in the blast that immediately followed. To make matters worse, De Los Santos was also shot twice, The New York Times reported.

But he’s come a long way since then.

De Los Santos woke up weeks after the explosion at Walter…

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