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Blasted By Adversity: The Making of a Wounded Warrior
Blasted by Adversity: the Making of a Wounded Warrior documents the incredible ascendance of an Army infantryman who survived an IED blast, amputating his right leg and severing his left, and emerged as a key public advocate for wounded veterans. Luke Murphy's injury was the beginning of a remarkable journey that took him from hopelessness in a hospital room to skiing blac ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 22nd 2015 by Inkshares
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“Blasted by Adversity,” is a narrative spoken through the words of a true warrior. Luke is a prime ambassador to the motto Excelsior; onward, upward, higher, and higher. He invites you into his life, from his days admiring servicemen, enlisting, training, and combat and post “blast” recovery, through his mission to help both fellow wounded warriors and the people he meets along the way. As he says, “Influence works both ways.” His responsiveness and “non-wimp attitude” towards the obstacles set ...more
Loved reading this book. This young man suffered tragic circumstances including amputation but managed to turn it into a positive. The book is truly uplifting and very complimentary to medical staff, surgeons, Walter Reed Hospital in particular. He lifts up the organizations like Wounded Warrior and Homes for Our Troops. Highly recommend.
Jun 26, 2019 patrick Lorelli rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
An inspiring story of a young man Luke Murphy who people first laughed at when he enlisted and then respected when he had the balls to walk in to speak to the Sargent Major of the Rakkasans and request to be part of their unit. That right there had me hooked. Following him from there along with his training and his deployments. He also takes you through his personal life as well, like the break up with his longtime girlfriend he thought he would marry. He then leads you to the day when he actual ...more
I've read Marcus Luttrell's "Lone Survivor" and "Service" and Chris Kyle's "American Sniper". Luke's book is right up there with them. It's a captivating, moving, and extremely motivating story about how Luke has grabbed the bull by the horns and made the best out of what has happened, all while having such a profound and selfless impact on the Wounded Warrior community.
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