Veteranology #18 – Redmond Ramos
Redmond Ramos is a former FMF Navy Corpsman and founder of Redmond Ramos STS, where he continues to serve as a motivational speaker. During a deployment to Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, where he joined up with the marines and sailors as a combat replacement, Redmond was struck by an IED, severely injuring his left leg. After failed attempts to save his leg he decided to have the medical staff perform a below-the-knee amputation.
Shortly after Redmond has his leg removed he continued his fight through physical therapy. He was not about to be stopped by his injury, nor let it define him. It would merely become a part of who he was. He began to train for the Warrior Games, an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members. He doesn’t stop there and his incredible story is one of the greatest Veteranology has gotten to host to this point.
Redmond Ramos STS – http://www.redmondramos.com/
The Travis Manion Foundation: http://www.travismanion.org/
The DoD Warrior Games: http://warriorgames.dodlive.mil/
Challenged Athletes Foundation: http://www.challengedathletes.org/