U.S. Army Vet Helps Turns Injury Into Innovation
U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Walters joined the Louisiana Army National Guard in 1996 as a way to help pay for college. He comes from a long line of military service in the family. “I always wanted to be in the military but going active duty wasn’t really what I wanted to do at first,” he says.
Walters planned to serve for one enlistment and go to college but instead he ended up serving for 6 ½ years. He served a cavalry scout, engaging the enemy in the field. “The closest friends I ever made came from the Army. I built lifelong friendships,” he says.