Thanks to a new mentality within the military, and programs to back it up, Sgt. Keith is among a growing legion of severely wounded troops who are opting to continue their military service. In his case, the former medic is now serving with the Army's Program Executive Office Soldier to help get state-of-the-art equipment to warfighters quickly as possible.This is an all around win and something to take pride in ... pride in our wounded that continue to serve, and our medical corps and Army that makes it possible.
Sixty Soldiers with 30 percent or higher disability ratings have applied to stay on active duty, and all have gotten the green light, said Col. Mary Carstensen, director of the Army's Wounded Warrior Program.
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