Sergeant First Class Joseph James, Army, endured four combat pumps, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom once and Operation Iraqi Freedom three times. On April 8, 2008, SFC James was the gunner on a Humvee that was hit simultaneously by two IEDs: the first explosion hit the engine block and disabled the vehicle, while the second tore through the center of the vehicle, entering through the front passenger door and exiting through the driver’s side rear door. Though James finishes his service with no legs, he added an incredible, dark sense of humor, and a whole lot of chest candy (Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, three Good Conduct Medals, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon [numeral 2], two Overseas Service Ribbons, Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Action Badge).
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