Skip to comments.Vet Carries Woman & Flag Across Boston Marathon Finish Line With Prosthetic Leg
Posted on 04/18/2017 7:18:56 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Heroes can emanate from all walks of life, but this particular hero is the gift that just keeps on giving.
Army Staff Sergeant Earl Granville is receiving a ton of attention, and rightfully so, for what he did during the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Granville could be seen around mile 26 carrying a woman on his shoulders, along with an American flag, so that she could cross the finish line. There hasnt been word yet on why the woman needed to be carried, but when it comes to marathons, injuries and cramping are commonplace. Regardless of the reason, Granville decided to put the woman, who reportedly was his running partner for the race, on his shoulders to take her the rest of the way.
Oh, and by the way, Granville did all of that with a prosthetic leg.
Granville lost his left leg in 2008 during his third deployment to Afghanistan when a roadside bomb hit the vehicle he was in.
Typically, Granville uses a hand bike to compete in marathons, but this time he chose to ditch the bike and use his two very capable legs.
Thank you for your service, SSgt. Granville, and thank you for continuing to be a hero.
Here is video of Granville's heroics:
Video in original. There is some tiling at first, but it clears up.
Wasn’t it supposed to be the 19th? I used to live along the route but have already forgotten that the marathon was this time of year.
I have a prosthetic right leg...I know exactly how hard that was for him...
I salute you, Sgt...Thanks for your service and also for showing that us amputees aren’t just a bunch of cripples....
Normally I would say something about the clunky headline but the article is too good.
What a great GREAT man!!
It is irritating to see a good story, distracted by a poorly written headline.
April 19th is the date of the battle in Concord, but nowadays they do the re-enactment, and the Marathon, on ‘Patriots Day’, which is the Monday of the week that includes the 19th. That week is the Spring Holiday week for school kids as well.
I am gratified to know that we still have such fine young men and women in our country.
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I recall a morning around 5am driving off to the green in Lexington and then on to Concord.
Shouldn’t that be:
Vet with Prosthetic Leg Carries Woman and Flag Across Boston Marathon Finish Line
Here's the only still image I found:
Headline should have started:
Vet with prosthetic leg...
The way it’s written makes it appear that the woman had a prosthetic leg.
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