Brandon Lengthy, USMC (Ret) of St. Augustine, has been honored with a mobility-equipped 2021 Ford F150 XLT truck in gratitude for his service to the USA army. The popularity was bestowed on Lengthy via donations to the impartial nonprofit group “Wounded Warriors Household Assist”. Lengthy was deployed to Afghanistan the place he served on lively responsibility from 2009-12.
On December 21, 2010, he stepped on a 40-pound Improvised Explosive Machine whereas he was conducting a foot patrol in preparations of relocating his unit. The extent of his accidents was “extreme” in keeping with first stories. Nonetheless, earlier than reaching dwelling, his household was advised the possibilities of his survival had been “extraordinarily slim”.
Historic Metropolis Information was knowledgeable by the charity that Lengthy had sustained traumatic bilateral amputation of his legs, the lack of the tip of the pinky finger on his left hand, traumatic mind injury, and listening to loss. Lengthy needed to be revived 8-times previous to his arrival again in the USA. Throughout the explosion, a rock went into Lengthy’s leg then traveled into his chest; inflicting main inner injury and requiring the removing of 15-feet of his decrease intestines.
Sarcastically, Brandon’s spouse gave delivery to their daughter, Claire, simply 2 days after his accident. He was medically retired from the Marine Corp in September 2012.
As we speak, Lengthy says that he’s very actively concerned in his daughter’s day-to-day actions. He stated that he was in a position to relearn expertise whereas his daughter was first studying them.
Brandon stated that he enjoys taking adventures collectively, whether or not to lessons in Taekwondo or Ballet. He’s trying ahead to instructing her life expertise and getting ready her for maturity.