Justin Gaertner lost his legs in an explosion while serving as a Marine in 2010 during the Afghanistan war. Although many thought Gaertner would retire he chose to keep serving closer to home. He was one of the first to be accepted into the H.E.R.O. (Human Exploitation Rescue Operative) Child Rescue Corps program in August.

Nothing can stop Gaertner from pursuing safety for the youth within America. This man is truly extraordinary.

Source: ABC7 WJLA