- The then-30-year-old Army Ranger was severely injured by a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2009
- Since that horrific day, Cory Remsburg worked tirelessly simply to be able to stand and speak
(CNN)He was the recipient of a long and thunderous standing ovation from the nation's most powerful officials, including his commander in chief. Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, a wounded warrior sitting with the first lady, was the center of attention for a key and moving moment of the 2014 State of the Union address.