Rohn joined the Navy simply because he knew he could help. After graduating from high school, he earned his emergency medical technician certification and had been volunteering as a firefighter in Colorado. Through his passion for the medical service, he found his calling as a Navy Corpsman. In January 2009, he was serving with a Marine police transition team in Iraq when his Humvee was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. He spent two-and-a-half years and 14 surgeries on his right leg as a part of a limb salvage effort that ultimately resulted in the amputation of that leg. Since the amputation, Rohn has redoubled his efforts in recovery and athletic performance. Upon retirement, he plans to attend college.

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Max Rohn

Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class

Age: 25

Current Command/Position: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda

Current Hometown: Rockville, Md.

Disability: Below-the-knee amputee (right leg), wounded in combat operations January 2009