28th ECAB Soldiers ruck with wounded veteran

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Story by Capt. Travis Mueller

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Leaders across the Army strive to motivate their Soldiers to be the best they can be. They work tirelessly and attend multiple schools learning how to mold their Soldiers to successfully complete missions and work as a team. Staff Sgt. Jessica Raven, with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade’s airfield management detachment, does that by teaching her Soldiers to respect and appreciate the work they do. She had an opportunity to show her Soldiers a deeper meaning for their service by participating in a memorial ruck march here with wounded combat veteran Earl Granville June 3, 2019. Granville is a nine-year veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and a combat wounded leg amputee. Raven began following and reading about Granville two years ago. She was inspired that a fellow veteran and fitness enthusiast from Pennsylvania was overcoming his challenges by completing multiple athletic events. “To see this guy do what he does with one leg, was unbelievable to me,” said Raven. “He just crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon carrying the American flag this year again. From what he came from, that’s beyond strength.”

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