On Feb. 21, 2014, the lives of soldiers assigned to 1st section, Bravo Battery, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, would irrevocably change.
The cannon crew members attempted to ram a second round of munition in the howitzer, but the first round hadn't exploded.
One soldier was killed.
Two others were severely injured.
Sgt. Cory Muzzy, one of the soldiers who rammed the second round, suffered injuries that forced the amputations of his right leg above the knee and his left leg below the knee. He lost much of his vision. He suffered a broken vertebrae in his neck and a broken right arm. He had bleeding on his brain.
A year after the accident, I caught up with Sgt. Muzzy and his wife Michelle to talk about his recovery.
The thing was, Muzzy was incredibly disappointed with his recovery. He still wasn't able to walk without a cane - and he hated that.
Instead of sugarcoating this story, I told it straight. I told it through Muzzy's eyes.
Michelle would later tell me that she appreciated the approach and it was one of the best stories written about her husband's road to recovery.
Fast forward to today, Muzzy is not only walking, but he received blades (like Oscar Pistorius) and is running.
I can't wait to catch up with them again and hear about his progress.
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