Christopher Livesay HFOT Kickoff Ceremony, Retired
USA – WoT
New Braunfels, Texas – 02-06-21
ABOUT THE MISSION:
SFC Christopher Livesay enlisted in the military at the age of 17 in 1990. He served with the 7th Special Forces Group for four years then took a one-year break from the Army. When he rejoined in 1996, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and immediately volunteered for Special Forces Assessment and Selection. After being selected to train as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant, he was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group. One month after the September 11 attacks, Sergeant First Class Livesay deployed with the 5th Special Forces Group as one of the first troops to enter Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. After that tour, he deployed again in 2003 with the same unit to Iraq. On April 7, 2003, during his second deployment, Sergeant First Class Livesay was shot in the left knee while serving with the 5th Special Forces Group. His injury was sustained during a prolonged and intense firefight to recover 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers pinned down during the push into Baghdad. He underwent several surgeries to save his leg in Iraq and during his transport to the United States. Immediately upon his arrival to Walter Reed Medical Center, doctors performed an emergency amputation to his left leg to save his life from a bacterial infection in his wound that caused septic shock. Christopher’s injury did not diminish his patriotic spirit nor his determination to serve his country. He spent months doing rigorous physical therapy on his own to get back in shape. Two months after receiving his first prosthetic, he returned to active Airborne status jumping from planes and shortly thereafter became the first amputee to graduate from the Army’s Pathfinder school. He was also named the 2005 U.S. Army Special Operations Command Special Forces Medic of the Year. In 2010, he was assigned to the Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) in the sport of rowing. He was later assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit in Fort Sill, Okla., before retiring in 2014.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-06-21
Staging Time: 09:00 AM
615 Oxford Dr
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Michael “Twin Tower” Roberts
Staging: 9:00 AM
Briefing: 9:15 AM
KSU: 9:50 AM
Ceremony: 10:00 AM at Village Venue, 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
Face coverings must be worn at the staging area and the ceremony location.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Lisa Menard
Position: National Store Manager
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