November 10, 2014

“Young, Disabled, Combat Veterans Are Grateful For St. Louis Supporters,” St. Louis Public Radio, November 10, 2014

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People often call Todd Nicely a hero, but the 30-year-old Marine combat veteran would prefer that they didn’t.

Nicely, who lost his arms and legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan four years ago, says the heroes of the 13-year war on terror are the 6,841 U.S. service members who have died while serving their country since Sept. 11.

“If they want to call me an inspiration because of the things I have to do on a daily basis, fine. I’ll take that,’’ says Nicely. “But hero? No. I have friends who are heroes. The guys who aren’t coming home — those are the heroes.”

Read full article and what Matt Cutler had to say here.