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At rockaway beach for a very special event today and I have.
Rafael yet that's correct correct all right and and tell me about you know your tour of duty first.
New York the great state in New York by the way 8 November 2011.
And -- ended -- -- -- the Kandahar region of Afghanistan.
And I got hurt.
But last week of August.
We -- about this just a little bit left of our tour.
And when I got back home was -- the way I wanted to get home is on my back on a plane and a really really long plane ride.
Tell me a little bit -- Well I've had four operations previously on my right ankle.
And when I was in Afghanistan there was a tower that we're posting Garnett and -- -- coming down and one -- -- sides actually collapsed.
And you have a lot of extra -- that we put on as far as armor and just keep us safe.
When I came down and landed on the ankle -- -- had four operations on before.
I had a couple more tears.
Arthritis and it arthritis in my one of my discs in the back and then some -- in my hips down also.
Tell me a little bit about your Kenya got a cool story about this candy -- yes.
Actually got the -- before I got hurt.
And it was only supposed to be kind of a decorative thing in the house when I got her and they told me I had to walk around with a -- They -- me the same one -- my grandfather had when he served.
Well I figured I'm kinda young to be walking around with my grandfather's -- so I got this cut down to size and I got a story for everyone everywhere I go.
Wilson sentimentality tell us about what you did yesterday.
With that wouldn't warrior project well I went for the first time scuba diving.
And I've done snorkel in the four -- scuba diving is a totally different beast and how did it feel.
It felt great.
Don't have to worry about things like walking on the water itself up.
It was kind of and maybe feel free and not not have to worry about my injuries what is this -- -- -- -- The -- -- warrior project.
I -- and put into words what it means to me.
Like I said when I got home.
It was on the on the back of a plane on my back and this weekend in particular it's the support that I've seen.
My wife and I and my -- -- people lined up on the streets saying it just thank you I didn't have a welcome home.
So it was it was intense isn't what -- gonna do today.
They were going to be Serafin -- -- my friends in the back over there.
But I am that I'm looking forward to it -- -- by myself doing more things now that I got hurt.
So it's kind of kind of inspiring to see everyone else out there -- -- like you know what I gotta try this.
You're awesome you're an inspiration to us your hero to us thank you for being here I think you okay and I can't wait to see so and -- and we in the water.
They're the USA all right -- rockaway beach.
We're having a great time with the wounded warrior project what a wonderful wonderful a group of people here today.
Allison Tucker and Clayton back to you and so nice thank you -- he had a great -- and at cocaine.
Thanks so much for showing.
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