Marine Capt. Derek Herrera (Ret.) was paralyzed from the chest down when he was hit by a sniper’s bullet while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2012.
On Friday at Camp Pendleton, Herrera amazingly walked to receive a Bronze Star for his heroic actions that day, using the help of high-tech robotic leg braces.
Herrera is the first person in the U.S. to use the sophisticated ReWalk system, a robotic exoskeleton that allows people with spinal cord injuries to stand and walk.
“Today is not about me,” Herrera said during the ceremony. “I’ll be the first one to tell you that the only reason I’m here is so many of you here today that have gotten me to the point that I’m able to stand here and talk to you today.”
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