Anthony Ameen, a former combat medic and Purple Heart recipient, was grappling with the future.
For years after he lost his left leg to an IED explosion in Afghanistan while running to rescue a wounded Marine, Anthony “Doc” Ameen lived with an open wound on his remaining leg as a constant reminder of the horror he experienced on July 21, 2008, in the Battle of Nowzad.
In 2008, I was serving as a hospital corpsman in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when my unit came under attack. As I rushed to help an injured Marine, I stepped on an IED. And in that split second, my life changed.
A war veteran who received the Purple Heart after saving the life of a wounded Marine during an attack in Afghanistan arrived Monday in South Florida to undergo surgery to save his leg.
On behalf of the Marine Corps League Fountain Hills AZ Detachment 1439, I would like to thank all of our 20-plus sponsors, 60-plus golfers and the many volunteers, along with Desert Canyon Golf Club and its staff, for helping us have a successful 2017 Inaugural Golf Tournament!