Justin Gallegos is ready to take on the Chicago Marathon in October
Yesterday I had the opportunity to be a part of a ceremony to posthumously award Staff Sgt. Justin Gallegos, U.S. Army, with the Distinguished Service Cross—the second highest military award, given for extreme gallantry in combat.
Staff Sgt. Justin Gallegos had already received two Purple Hearts from tours in Iraq by the time he deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. "He had a desire to serve," said his wife, "and he gave it everything he had."
The determination of Justin Gallegos to push forward no matter the challenge is just one part of his inspiring story (by )
Justin Gallegos, a runner at Oregon with cerebral palsy, thought he was just finishing another cross country race. Little did he know, Nike was waiting at the finish line to offer him a pro contract (via / Elevation 0m)
Emotional video shows Nike surprising University of Oregon junior and club runner Justin Gallegos with a three-year professional running contract, making him 's first-ever professional athlete with cerebral palsy. via
8/ In the truck, SGT Justin Gallegos took a look at a gravely wounded fellow soldier SPC Stephan Mace, who had also ended up at the truck trying to help his brothers. Gallegos tried to run with Mace to safety. Gallegos gave his life trying to protect his brother.