A wounded Marine who lost his leg in an IED explosion has realized his lifelong dream of becoming a sheriff.

Deputy Robert Smith was sworn in this month as Brevard County sheriff in Florida. Smith, who was injured in Iraq in 2008, had to pass a difficult physical test in order to become sheriff.


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Despite having lost his leg, Smith successfully ran 400 yards, completed a short obstacle course, and dragged 150 pounds for 40 yards.

“After I was injured, I kinda came to the realization that I refuse to not live my life and do the things that I wanted to do,” he said today on “Fox and Friends.”


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Watch his full interview above.