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Marine Who Lost Leg Runs Marathon With US Flag

Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez was wounded in Afghanistan

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    Marine Who Lost Leg Runs Marathon With US Flag
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    Jose Sanchez, of San Antonio, carries the United States flag across the finish line in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston.

    A Boston Marathon runner has become a source of inspiration after photos showing him running with the American flag appeared on social media.

    Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez, a retired Marine from San Antonio, lost part of his left leg in Afghanistan in 2011 when he stepped on an IED, the Boston Globe reported.

    Wearing a “Semper Fi” shirt, Sanchez ran on a prosthetic left leg and was photographed throughout the race carrying the flag.

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    (Published Monday, April 17, 2017)