About 7:30 a.m. on April 15, while on ambush patrol in Afghanistan, former Rineyville resident Josh Pitcher stepped on an improvised explosive device and lost his left foot.
A month later, he attended his fiancée’s graduation ceremony at Eastern Kentucky University.
And on Oct. 20, Pitcher completed the Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., toting a 40-pound rucksack for good measure.
“I don’t give up,” Pitcher said. “It’s a quality I developed in ranger school.”