Viral SEE IT: Marine Amputee Climbs Steep Hill to Honor Fallen Comrades
An inspiring video of a wounded warrior crawling up a steep hill to honor his fallen comrades is proof that Marines never give up.
Former Marine Cpl. Josue Barron, who lost his left leg and left eye to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2010, was filmed climbing up the hill during a hiking event for veterans at Camp Pendleton on April 30.
The climb of the daunting Sergeant's Hill was part of a five-year reunion to honor the Marines and families of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, which completed Afghanistan’s deadliest deployment in 2011.
In seven months, the battalion saw 25 Marines killed in action and another 184 wounded, many of them returning home as amputees like Barron.
The moving video shows Barron ditch his prosthetic leg when it's not working properly, instead crawling on his hands and knees.
His fellow vets cheer him on with each move. As he reaches the top, two men support him.
"On top of that hill, there's crosses that represent the guys that didn't come back home," Barron said. "I had told myself I want to see those crosses, and it took me five years to get up there, but I had to get up there some way, somehow."
"If someone sees me overcome my challenges, maybe they will think twice about overcoming theirs."
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