You need only ask any veteran or soldier, and they’ll tell you of the unbreakable bond formed between people who serve together.
Jonathan Nelson and Jonathan Blank indeed prove this to be true. The two vets, who became fast friends since their service days, still love to go hiking in the woods together — even though Blank lost both of his legs in combat.
Nelson and Blank served in the same special operations unit of the Marine Corps in Afghanistan 10 years ago, but unfortunately, Blank was injured in an explosion.
But that certainly hasn’t stopped the soldier, not at all…
Marine Staff Sgt. Jonathon Blank lost his legs when an improvised explosive device detonated next to him in Afghanistan.
He turned heads this weekend when he hiked to the top of Mount Timpanogos. Blank's Marine buddy, John Nelson, carried him on his back. https://t.co/1HnlL15vVC
— CNN (@CNN) August 28, 2019
According to Fox59, Nelson was driving past Mount Timpanogos in Utah when he came up with the idea, “I’m going to take Jonathan to the top of that, by myself.”