The Sawyer County Record has a great article on my speaking engagement at the Hayward Community School District.
Pursue your goals and dreams, whatever they are. Be a rock star. Hunt. Fish. Or be a world champion logroller.
That was the message that JR Salzman shared with students at the Hayward Intermediate School Monday morning.
Salzman, a Hayward native and five-time world champion logroller, stood before students in the same gymnasium where he attended assemblies and played basketball as a student, wearing his camouflage Minnesota National Guard uniform. And a prosthetic arm.
On Dec. 19, 2006, while commanding a Humvee at the head of a fuel convoy in Baghdad, Salzman was severely injured when an IED (an Improvised Explosive Device) detonated, severing his right arm below the elbow, injuring his left and causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI).