SGT. 1ST CLASS John (Mike) Fairfax

Baker, Jason B.
November 2009
Soldiers;Nov2009, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p41
The article features U.S. Army Sergeant First Class John Fairfax. He became the first amputee soldier to successfully completed the Jumpmaster Course in November 2008. His right leg was severely injured when an improvised explosive device struck his truck in the summer of 2005 in Afghanistan. In spite of his injury, he was able to complete the course with the aid of a prosthetic leg.


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