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Episode #357
Nick Lavery

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Green Beret Is First Above The Knee Amputee To Return To Combat After Injury


Guest Bio:

Nick is an active duty member of The United States Army Special Forces as a Green Beret. On his second combat rotation to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the loss of his leg. Following a year of surgeries and initial recovery including the use of a prosthetic, he refused a military medical retirement and returned to his unit. Nick is the first Green Beret to return to combat as an above the knee amputee.


Show Notes:


  • Intro

  • Getting into the military

  • Combat

  • Injury

  • Deciding to go back to service

  • Getting past hard things quickly

  • Why are some people extraordinary and others are not

  • Building the warriors mindset

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