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Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Retired Master Sgt. John Masson vowed losing both legs and part of his left arm in Afghanistan would not keep him from walking again.

June 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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John Masson walking

Retired Master Sgt. John Masson walks after losing both legs and part of his left arm when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in 2010 in Afghanistan.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Retired Master Sgt. John Masson rides in the Gulf Coast Challenge with Ride 2 Recovery in 2012. Masson also has completed two marathons since losing both of his legs and his left arm when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010.

May 16, 2013 9:19 am
Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Retired Master Sgt. John Masson rides in the Chicago marathon in 2012. This was the second marathon Masson completed since losing both of his legs and his left arm when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010.

May 16, 2013 9:18 am
Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Retired Master Sgt. John Masson after completing the Chicago marathon on his bike in 2012. This was the second marathon Masson completed since losing both of his legs and his left arm when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010.

May 16, 2013 9:17 am

Former region soldier elated over bin Laden's death

While the rest of the country stayed up late watching the details of Osama bin Laden's death emerge, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class John Masson was up, too -- watching movies.

May 02, 2011 11:53 am
Injured soldier returns home for benefit in his honor

Injured soldier returns home for benefit in his honor

Supporters holding large American flags lined either side of the Porter County Municipal Airport entrance Friday to celebrate Sgt. 1st Class John Masson's arrival.

January 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Injured soldier returns home for benefit in his honor

Injured soldier returns home for benefit in his honor

Army Sgt. 1st Class John Masson, right, stands in front of a memorial etched with the words, "Freedom is not free." Masson was injured Oct. 16 when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was serving in Afghanistan.

January 21, 2011 3:47 pm

What can we do to honor my friend the hero?

My friend was wounded in Afghanistan by an IED on Oct. 16. He has sacrificed 3 of his extremities.

December 06, 2010 12:00 am
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