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From childhood Schenectady, New York native -- -- dream Olympic dreams.
And you cheat them as the bobsled pilot winning gold silver 2009 Lake -- World Cup race.
Moving onto the Olympic team competing in the 2010 winter games.
It's and so although it was -- -- was also very very humbling.
To know that I was there amongst the world's best.
Now he trains with a different goal.
With -- when he fourteen Winter Olympic Games looming -- here just 25 years old.
Is retiring from the bobsledding world with hopes that you'll earn a spot in an elite military unit.
And I'm just hoping to serve as another soldier.
I don't wanna be anything special I don't want to be known as though we get this Olympian coming to -- so just wanna be a normal guy just serving soldiers on the left and right me.
In -- here is already a soldier in the Vermont National Guard and after the winter games he deployed to Afghanistan for five months.
An experience that changed his light.
-- period on -- I mean.
Let it lot of my motivation today for wanting to serve more wanting to get back into military active duty -- is so many people before -- and and so much more.
-- colleagues in the bobsledding world admit they fear for his safety but they support this choice does going to be successful in whatever he puts his mind to.
You know it's it's not a guarantee that anybody.
Makes it into the special forces there incredibly.
Demanding and competitive but I wouldn't put anything past Jon and he's.
If it comes down who's got the strongest mind I wouldn't bet against it.
It's going to be the most difficult.
Physical mental and spiritual event in my life and that's a lot of reason I'm doing it because I want to see what else -- can achieve -- -- I -- push myself to new bounds.
In your wants to continue representing the country he lots.
In Schenectady, New York Molly -- Fox News.
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