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Robert Washburn - United States of America

Mr. Washburn stepped on a PMA-3 anti-personnel landmine on February 1, 1996, while serving as a platoon leader for the 40th Engineer Battalion with U.S. peacekeeping forces in Bosnia. He underwent six surgeries, including the amputation of his right foot. He was awarded the Purple Heart in 1996 by then-Senator William Cohen. He retired from the Army in April 1997 and began working as a technician for LTI Orthotic Prosthetic Center in Pennsylvania. He graduated from a certificate program in prosthetics in May 1998, and is currently completing his residency to become a prosthetist in New York.

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