Iraq War Veteran With No Legs Climbs Nearly 3000 Steps up the Mountain

April 2, 2019 Updated: May 20, 2019

Former Army Staff Sgt. Travis Strong lost both of his legs in Iraq when the armored combat vehicle he was patrolling in was hit by a roadside bomb. But that didn’t stop him from literally living up to his name.

With his gloved hands and muscular arms, Strong made it to the top of the Manitou Incline in Colorado, climbing the incline of 2,768 steps.

In hope of raising awareness of suicide among veterans, he placed a “22” marker every 22 steps along his journey. It is widely believed that in the US, an average of 22 veterans and active service members die by suicide every day.


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