SPC Kevin Gatson was injured when a bomb went off inside a wall that Gatson and other soldiers had been climbing over. Gatson lost his left leg at the knee due to the blast amongst numerous other injuries.
SPC Kevin Gatson was one month into his most recent tour in Afghanistan which had begun on June 13th of that year. He has also been deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom two previous tours.
What is a Veteran’s Alive Day?
A veteran’s Alive Day is the day he or she suffered near-fatal battlefield injuries yet managed to survive.
” God saved me so he has a purpose….” Kevin Gatson