From battlefield to Tokyo: Combat vets vie at Paralympics
September 8, 2021
FREMONT, Ind. (AP) — The bald, broad-shouldered cyclist has spent years remembering a nighttime road in a faraway city. He can still describe the city's narrow streets and crushing heat. He talks about the dead end that forced his convoy turn around.
And the explosion.
"It'll always be a part of me," said Tom Davis, sitting outside his family home in rural Indiana. Cicadas are screeching. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," says a tattoo on an immense forearm.
"But I can't continue to be that guy that got blown up in Ramadi," the city outside Baghdad where a hidden b...