Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep this Marine from climbing to the top! The video of Josue Barron, a wounded Afghanistan War veteran, has gone viral with viewers commending him for his strength & perseverance. This morning he shared what motivated him through the grueling climb on FOX & Friends.
For Barron, the climb was anything but leisurely. His unit reunited 5 years following their deployment to honor the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, climbing a hill that measures nearly one mile in length. Barron lost a leg and eye while deployed in Afghanistan, leaving him with a full leg prosthetic that didn’t function properly on the steep climb. Rather than sitting it out, he fought on!
Since recovering from his injury, Barron has run in 6 marathons and competed in the Warrior Games as both a hand cyclist and wheelchair basketball player.