A local Marine who lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan nearly two years ago is not letting the injuries prevent him from participating in the Chicago Marathon.
Ben Maenza joined the Marine Corps in 2010 and was deployed overseas nine months later. On October 21, 2010, three weeks after arriving in Afghanistan, Maenza was crossing a flooded corn field on foot with his unit when a bomb exploded beside him.
“I lost both my legs above the knee and had several injuries to both my arms.”
The Brentwood High School graduate spent 18 months recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Source: WKRN Nashville