Source of inspiration: Injured soldier produces Giant emotions

The Giants have received inspiration and perspective from an Army vet who lost both legs in Iraq, writes Greg Garber.

Originally Published: January 31, 2008
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- To date, the United States has 3,940 confirmed deaths in Iraq. Back in May, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a battalion leader, very nearly found himself on that list. An IED (improvised explosive device) thoroughly shattered his body. Only 70 pints of blood, the exceptional field work of men in his 1st Infantry Division and the skill of doctors saved his life.

His legs weren't so fortunate.

The New York Giants, however, consider themselves blessed to have ...

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