This episode features Michael Jernigan. He was in the United States Marine Corps and served in Iraq. Some of the topics we discuss: Michael talks about his family history in the military and some of the reasons he decided to join. Michael shares about his time in Iraq in the areas of Al Mahmudiya, Al Zadan, and Fallujah while serving with 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines. We talk about the his being wounded by a roadside bomb during combat operations and his journey home. Michael shares about being the first service member blinded in the Global War on Terrorism. Michael discusses learning skills and going through training to become independent. We talk about Michael going back to school and participating in the documentary HBO Alive Day Memories and writing for the New York Times. We talk about Michael writing and releasing his book Vision. We also talk about Michael starting his career as a motivation speaker.
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