Oklahoma Heroes: Rusty Dunagan

Rusty Dunagan served in the U.S. Army Infantry in both Iraq and Afghanistan. During his Afghanistan deployment, one of his fellow soldiers stepped on a landmine which detonated a secondary explosive device near Rusty. The blast threw him 20 meters into a creek, amputating both of his legs above the knee and his left arm at the elbow. After undergoing more than 40 surgeries and spending months in hospitals, he was finally able to come home to his wife and children in Edmond.

Rusty serves as a spokesman for the Honoring America’s Warriors organization. The organization helps veterans and their families in variety of ways including outdoor activities, family and couples gatherings, faith based programs, service dog placement, employment, and adaptive sports for veterans who are paralyzed or amputees. To learn more about Honoring America’s Warriors, visit: http://www.honoringamericaswarriors.org

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