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This soldier doesn't quit

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We caught up with Christopher Corbin on his way from Key West to his home in the Florida Panhandle. He's always on the move from one adventure to another.

Corbin may be scuba diving, skiing, or skydiving -- with his dog. That's right, his dog Ax was along for the jump from thousands of feet in the air.

All of that would be challenging for anyone, but it's particularly remarkable considering that Chris lost both of his legs in combat.


Corbin, an Army sergeant, was searching for improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan in 2011. The blast happened in an instant, but threatened to change his life forever.

Without his legs, doctors said it may take him a year to walk using prosthetics. He surprised everyone by walking in six weeks.

"I have doctors, on one hand, tell me, 'You can't do this anymore, you can't do that anymore.' And that kind of infuriated me," said the 36-year-old. "I said, 'OK, excuse me. I'm going to go do that.'"


Corbin is active with other wounded warriors. In the Keys, he was scuba diving as part of the Combat Wounded Veterans Challenge. The vets were mentoring young scuba divers working to rebuild a coral reef.

Though some may say he has given plenty for his country, Corbin has reenlisted in the U.S. Army.

"I joke about it all the time. I use the phrase 'Too dumb to quit.' It's kind of fitting for a lot of us. We're not stupid individuals, but we just don't know when to say when."

For those of us inspired by great service, it's a blessing to try and keep up with him.

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