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-- the after the session as Brian exits to do his radio show we are joined today by colonel Greg Jackson who's also a movie star now.
In the new movie battleship which -- is it open starts this Friday this Friday that's why you're here this week.
So let's recap for people who didn't see the broadcast show how -- you got this.
Starring -- and -- think.
Well Hamas GOP -- -- director of the movie is a new Yorker and been a New York Giants fan all of his life and and really.
Understood my relationship with the New York Giants going back to 2007.
In 2010 I was a small part of an article that National Geographic did on advancements in prosthetics and and that -- in the article there was a picture from the we're in some -- some power prosthetics are by products.
And that's when Pete got the do forecasts and so.
So be even further back and neck back in 2007.
You were almost killed by an IEG.
-- -- was.
I was you know return to my headquarters and on May seventh 2007 when my vehicle struck by roadside bomb.
Result lose to resolve those injuries -- cost me both my legs above the Newton and -- That would damage right -- sure it's a miracle that you're alive perhaps who would.
You know -- -- given credit to the lord -- I'm.
I'm here -- it it's also miracle kernel that you can walk yes.
Or I'm I'm fully functional I mean.
You know did the the military's medical system.
Not only is saving lives but it's really it really gives us a chance there.
To have a quote real life and so whether where my legs whether.
In my -- or whatever.
You know I have a way to function and and that's that's the real story thing.
What inspirational message do you give.
To members of the giants football team a lot of he would say well you know -- big guys you can they can inspire themselves what do you tell.
Well hum I was fortunate to -- over the -- college football it at West Point and in -- on May be I'm able to kind of frame.
The kind experiences from football dual -- to work there are no real warm and and what we -- we serve abroad and and and and share that perspective.
Of in the Communist between the two perspective something.
Plus you're also I understand assisting in the production and the development of this power need to.
The power -- -- his it's made by -- sir and how we'll settle assisted in the production but but I was I was album how it impacts you -- I was so fortunate to be able to test be the first bilateral above in the amputees actually where the lyrics and and -- look and really show that.
It's so possible option here were for double amputees above in the and so.
Given them their feedback and you know they've been continual refinement and make the province where.
But tonight you're gonna get your Super Bowl ring along with the rest of the -- and a -- didn't -- celebration right right is there more acting in your future.
Well with the public's gonna have to decide do the press and the public works -- -- -- that -- -- I wanna.
-- -- keep keep my mind and options open and and we'll see how how it's received and whether or not my phone rings -- do so.
How cool is it to watch the movie and you know just a couple years ago -- it's miracle I'm alive and now it's a -- look at that.
-- my hundred feet wide and fifty feet tall on the widescreen.
It's pretty dawning on me and it's almost like you're watching somebody jokes and -- -- -- who looks like me that's right it's you have and I'm having an out of body experience you're -- so.
What extent in most weird thing to be like upset and have to suddenly.
Know everything about acting I can't imagine why you know I was fortunate to have know first -- -- who set the tone was very.
Very comedy to me James Lee my acting coach did a phenomenal job I mean really hurricane -- depend on him and and distrust on the us it's really a matter of trust than.
Doing the best you can -- and the thing is not only -- story inspiring but when the reasons Peter Berg who's been on this program a couple of times great movie maker he cast you because you're actually that guy right there it's not like garrison means in Forrest Gump.
Right who has real legs you really don't.
-- you know.
It's funny I had a reporter from the Philippines that actually thought that my legs were.
Computer generated so when he went -- -- asked the questions he was like looking for my lyrics and and didn't realize I was through and amputees those like he really boom away.
That part you're not acted now for the for the Brian questioned since he's not here but what was it like working with Brooklyn Decker.
It was you know Brooklyn is obviously she's a beautiful woman and everybody sees that but I tell you she's.
She's become a friend.
Really down to earth and and so we in our friendship grew.
You know as we got the work on -- movie and I think it really added to.
You know our own chemistry -- on the screen in terms of how we how we.
Do necessary like it show excited like her and was an interest -- -- we had to depend on each other room.
For some reason.
Teamwork absolutely well good luck in the new movie battleship with Brooklyn Decker check -- out colonel Greg gets and we thank you so much for joining us and tell us your story.
Of course should serve well thank you very much appreciated -- -- -- thank you sir.
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