On August 22, 2004, while on deployment in Iraq Michael Jernigan’s platoon was on patrol when it was hit by a pair of artillery shells buried under the ground. He was thrown from his humvee and 45% of his skull was crushed in.
The road to recovery was long, but 17-years later he remains committed because he got a second chance in life.
He is a man of endurance, character, and commitment, and we meet him on today’s PICK UP THE SIX podcast.
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