Written by By Army Staff Sgt. Catrina Dorsey RC-East PAO
With two prosthetic knees, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jack Ursey, from Martin, Tenn., walks 100-miles for the Wounded Warriors Project, here, over the course of two and half days. (Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Catrina D. Dorsey, 7th MPAD)
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Sitting in his office on a make-shift bed, he has a smile on his face that would reach around the world.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jack Ursey completed his third 100-mile walk-a-thon in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, Oct. 29-31. Ursey, from Martin, Tenn., chief of personnel for Combined Joint Task Force-1, said he walked “to honor our nation’s 46,000 plus wounded warriors; raise the awareness for what the WWP does for our wounded warriors and their families; and to raise funds for its effort.”
The first step in Ursey’s journey began in 2008, when a parachuting accident, while assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, injured both knees.