Jesse Cottle

2013 Staff Sergeant Jesse Cottle, USMC (Ret.)

Staff Sergeant Cottle was awarded for his heroism and service to our country as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician in the United States Marine Corps.  On July 19, 2009, while conducting combat operations, he was struck by an anti-personnel IED, losing both his legs just above the knees. Following medical evacuation and seven surgeries, he underwent several months of recovery at Naval Medical Center San Diego, which eventually enabled him to walk in prosthetic legs every day.

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