An injured veteran continued his tradition of serving others with an important graduation Saturday.
Retired Air Force Tech Sgt. Daniel Fye was serving his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2011, when he stepped on an IED. He lost his left leg below the knee, and fought for months of surgery to keep his right leg. Two years later, he was finally able to walk without assistance.
“If he can survive what he did in combat, he can survive anything,” said his wife, Nicole. “We’re just proud of him.” Fye and his family now live in Bremerton. On Saturday, he was able to realize a lifelong dream – he graduated with honors from the South Sound Fire Academy, and was nominated by his class to speak for them.
He discussed losing his leg, and how it changed his life.