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Health and Fitness

Competitive Adaptive Swimmer

HM3 Redmond "Red" Ramos

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(Above Graphic Illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr, Defense Media Activity - Red was injured when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan in March of 2011. He initially kept all of his limbs but opted to have his left leg amputated below his knee to improve his overall quality of life. He picked up swimming because it was one of the first things that felt natural after his injury."I've never looked at myself as a victim, I see myself as lucky. I don't look at it as 'hey I got hurt and my life is hard now'. I think to myself 'look what I got away with'. It should've been a lot worse," said Red.)
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