Marine who lost leg in combat runs Boston Marathon with American flag

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BOSTON — A retired Marine who lost his leg in Afghanistan ran the Boston Marathon on Monday and showed off an incredible image of American pride.

Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez lost the lower part of his left leg when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011, Men’s Health reports.

This wasn’t the first time Sanchez ran the 26.2-mile race. He also ran it last year.

Sanchez, who is fromĀ San Antonio, wore a Semper Fi shirt and completed the marathon in 5 hours, 33 minutes, 49 seconds.

According to The Boston Globe, Team Semper Fi is a group dedicated to helping military members who suffered major injuries, deal with post-traumatic stress disorderĀ and other severe conditions.

This year, his journey along the Boston Marathon route was documented and touched the lives of everyone who saw him running and showing his American pride.

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