Thinking he would go to college & follow a much different path, Alex Juedes ended up "dropping out" to follow in his father's footsteps & become a Marine. He loved being a Marine in fact. But, on January 25, 2014, Alex Juedes was manning an MRAP gun turret in Afghanistan when an RPG slammed into the feed tray of his machine gun. Immediately, his right hand was gone and he was bleeding from shrapnel piercing his femoral artery. Alex made it out of Afghanistan alive though, but would never return to the Marine Corps as a rifleman. If he had to do it all over again, he says he would head right back to Afghanistan to fight as an infantry Marine. He speaks humbly of his injuries & what he endured half a world away & back at home. But deep within is a warrior spirit that truly shines through in this episode. He is now helping others exponentially & giving back to those who followed a similar path, returning from combat never to be the same as when they left, through his non-profit, Purple Heart Cruise. This is a special episode, with an incredible warrior, that you don't want to miss! www.purpleheartcruise.org Do you shop at Amazon? Our guess is, you do. So do us a favor and head over to www.hazardground.com, click on the Amazon banner on the home page, and do your Amazon shopping from there. Personal shopping, business purchases...It can all be done from that little Amazon banner. It costs you nothing, and it helps the show out tremendously! THE BEST PART IS we'll be donating a portion of the proceeds from this partnership to one of the vet organizations featured on this podcast...Merging Vets & Players, Shadow Warrior Foundation, Mission Memorial Day, The Greatest Generations Foundation, The Pat Tillman Foundation, etc. So help us out, help out these great organizations, and head over to hazardground.com and click on the Amazon banner today! Thank you, thank you, thank you for listening...Spread the word, tell a friend!!