AMAZING Moments Wounded Veterans Cross Finish Line Of The Boston Marathon

by 2 years ago

There was an absolutely magnificent moment at the Boston Marathon when a wounded veteran crossed the finish line. It was remarkable enough that Army Staff Sergeant Earl Granville completed the Boston Marathon despite losing his leg in Afghanistan.

In 2008, during his third deployment to Afghanistan his vehicle was destroyed by a roadside bomb.

Granville has competed in multiple marathons in Chicago, Detroit, and New York using a hand bike, but this time Granville was going to walk the marathon.

Granville, a nine-year-veteran under the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, completed the Boston Marathon with a prosthetic leg. He even carried a woman across the finish line as she held the American flag high.

“Thanks to Earl Granville for showing the Boston Marathon what veterans of the Pennsylvania National Guard can do,” said the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors on Facebook.

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