(KUTV) —Jonathon Blank is a retired recon marine who lives in Tooele, Utah. Last week, he appeared on Bear Gryll’s show “Face The Wild.” He soared in a chopper, rowed a lake and even climbed a cliff – all, without legs.
Blank lost both of them in 2010 after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan. He was four days out from completing his deployment.
Since then, he’s had more than 60 surgeries but he’s positive outlook on life is inspirational. He had always wanted to be a marine and tells 2News he had an amazing career and is simply thankful for all the wonderful people he has met along the way.
Blank is originally from Kansas, but being the thrill seeker he is, he now calls Utah home. He loves the outdoors, skis, parachutes – you name it, he lives for adventure.
He wouldn’t call himself a hero, but he’s plan now is to keep pushing himself and helping others along the way who may be walking a similar path to him.
You can watch the episode right here: Facebook.com/FaceTheWild/videos