to the book description of Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel, “When SSG John Kriesel
lost his legs and two buddies in a roadside bomb explosion, no one expected him to survive. He died three times on the operating
table. Miracles, a lot of miracles, starting with a few grunts who refused to let him die in Iraq, ripped the young warrior
from the grip of death and sent him on to four hospitals, thirty-five surgeries, and months of recovery and rehabilitation.
Medical miracles put his body back together, but it was an incredible confluence of angels at every step along the way that
breathed life into his shattered body.
is not just another war story. This is the story of an ordinary young man who overcame extraordinary challenges with a lot
of help from others, including many strangers and he emerged stronger and more in love with his country, his wife, his children,
and ultimately, his own life.”