This Soldier Amputated His Own Leg to Help Save His Comrades When Their Tank Crashed

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A year after his tank accident and the loss of his leg, Spc. Ezra Maes is still amazed at the circumstances that led to his survival. If you ask, he’ll credit his survival to a uniform belt, smart phone and “shockingly good” cell service. What the 21-year-old Soldier fails to mention is the sheer force of will it took for him to stay alive. (Video: Corey Toye/Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs)

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