Fleming: ‘She thinks I rescued her, but she rescued me’
Karl Fleming joined the military because he needed a change in his life. He had a successful career with a shipping company but said he wanted to do something more. He found that something in the U.S. Army. Fleming began his service in 2009 and never looked back.
A few years later, Fleming volunteered to go to Afghanistan. There, he worked as a bodyguard for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He enjoyed it, except for the almost-nightly rocket attacks. Karl was never hit directly by a rocket, but he didn’t need to be to feel its effects. The rockets caused severe shaking, shaking so bad that Fleming was left with many injuries, including concussions and a traumatic brain injury. He was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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