Invictus Games: ESPN On The Unbreakable Bond Between Two Soldiers

ESPN's Tom Rinaldi examines the bond between swimmer Tim Payne and a fellow soldier.
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However far the discus travels. However many laps he swims. Campaigns journey to cook heat. His best pitcher in soldiers bomb. I'm into her right can to help guys that are in it are spot that I am that I wasn't. A staff sergeant with the 82 airborne team was on his third deployed in Kandahar Afghanistan. In the summer 2011. My job was such directing fire teams this squad leader and two correcting them through these close combat engagements. I had to do whatever I could to make sure that could bring everyone of them home alive. Army specialist Mike Merrick was on patrol with any. July 3 when a 35 pound IED Dick Beatty paints feet. They're blowing past. Me a book we'll be here in the trees. Happens beamer knows bulldozers to currently have a little bit of and you unit saw vote how badly damaged analyst good to see through my arm. That's all my legs and they are completely mangled. I'd obliged several targets whose legs. There are notice here is still bleeding I was sick for hands wrist deep inside of his Arab news. And anxious for more orders shot. And it lost consciousness does what the whole time. But that hasn't done. He saved my life. He lost both his legs above the knee endured more than 130 surgeries. The wounds east side. I was so pissed about everything has to meet and it's like someone do whatever it takes to adapt and overcome. And just keep on pushing it because all his other people have died for us. Pain don't want to win. The camaraderie of competition. And threw something else the bond the hands with the soldier who saved him. A few days before competition needed merit that at the national cemetery at Sarasota. Where Barrett visited the grave of a friend he lost battle. Their reunion was proof of what each needs to the other. When you see here. Compete. I see a winner. That's flights. I think its strongest there met my life. I see. Everything that are going to be. That's why is that emotion on these things. Because it made it. He's doing things. Strength right now on the how he has. I'm greatly. That I did that street. You know not all wounds are visible. Visible. Here. Are these violent. That lets us chose. We got to do better wooden. In the broke. My Brothers. There's dutifully does.

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