Gregory Dimitri Gadson

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Gregory Dimitri Gadson was born in Chesapeake, Virginia back in 1966. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York graduating in 1989. He hold a master’s degree from Webster University and another master’s degree from Georgetown University. You can tell he is way beyond me.

Anyway, he is also a graduate from the Command and General Staff College and the Advanced Field Artillery Officers Course. He was deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was Chief of Operations for North, Bosnia-Herzegovina. In May 2007, while returning from a memorial service for two soldiers from his brigade, he was injured by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, losing both of his legs and his right arm.

What you may not know about Gregory is that he was also in the movie Battleship and the amputee star. He gave an inspirational speech to the New York Giants which culminated in them winning Super Bowl XLII. For his speech, he was given a specially minted Super Bowl ring.

He still remains the teams’ motivational speaker. A true American hero.

Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray another incredible war hero providing motivation and inspiration to many people... 

Feb 13, 2020 03:15 AM #1
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Barbara Tattersall
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I can't imagine not only the pain he went through, but the inner strength he had to deal with his i juries. God bless him.

Feb 13, 2020 03:19 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, James... a fascinating story and one I had not heard before. Can't even say I'd ever quite focused on this wonderful hero.

Feb 13, 2020 03:36 AM #3
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Donald Urschalitz
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What a great life and lets see that ring.

Feb 13, 2020 04:50 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - it seems as if Gregory brings motivation to a new level.  Quite the story.  

Feb 13, 2020 06:11 AM #5
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Brian England
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Wow, he went through quite a bit and preserved, he definitely deserves that super bowl ring!

Feb 13, 2020 06:41 AM #6
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Joe Pryor
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It is always so sad to me that bad things happen to people like him but he never let it limit him.

Feb 13, 2020 06:53 AM #7
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi James Dray - You said it all, he is a true American Hero!  

Feb 13, 2020 07:06 AM #8
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

Mental attitude has always been something one should stay on top of.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 13, 2020 07:59 AM #9
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning James Dray - this is a great motivational story.  I will look him up.

Feb 13, 2020 08:26 AM #10
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Obviously a man who does not give up and sees opportunities rather than problems.

Feb 13, 2020 08:29 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon James. I know this guy but didn't know his name or back history. Thank you.

Feb 13, 2020 09:33 AM #12
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James,

What a wonderful man to highlight for our reading this morning.  This type of history is what should be taught to kids, instead of memorizing what year the Magna Carta was signed.

Feb 13, 2020 11:26 AM #13
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Hard to believe that just 8 years later the NFL was more inline with anti-American Colin Kaepernick. I'm glad the pendulum has started to swing back to honoring our flag and GREAT nation James Dray .

Feb 13, 2020 11:32 AM #14
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I saw the movie and remember him in it but did not know his backstory. Thanks for profiling such a courageous hero James.

Feb 13, 2020 02:44 PM #15
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James- Now THIS is a hero!!! What an inspirational story. 

Feb 13, 2020 02:46 PM #16
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Hi James:

What a wonderful hero to highlight today! Such an amazing inspiration!

Jeff

Feb 15, 2020 02:25 PM #17
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