[Columbia Missourian, April 16, 2019] – For Robert Canine, everything changed 10 years ago.
Serving as an infantryman in his second deployment in Iraq, he was riding back from a patrol on May 17, 2009, when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb. The explosion blasted through the 500-pound steel door of the vehicle.
He was stuck in the vehicle, the door pinned up against the curb, when a couple of his men saved his life. They pulled him out and got him on a helicopter, where he was flown to a combat support hospital.
The accident caused Canine to lose both his legs.
“My Army career was effectively cut short,” he said.