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One airman's story

Updated 9:09 AM ET, Sun May 27, 2012
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U.S. airman Brian Kolfage with his wife. Kolfage lost both legs and a hand in Iraq. Lauren R Main/US Air Force/MCT via Getty Images
"I wouldn't say I'm glad I got injured," he says, "but it made me the different person I am today." From Brian Kolfage
Serving in Iraq. From Brian Kolfage
At Tallil Air Base in Iraq. From Brian Kolfage
Receiving his Purple Heart. From Brian Kolfage
Brian and Ashley married on Memorial Day weekend in 2011. From Brian Kolfage