In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we look back to March 2, 2017 when Chief Warrant Officer 5, Gary Linfoot, US Army Retired, spoke at the Reagan Library. Gary has over 23 years of military service, including serving as a member of the Army's elite 160ᵗʰ Special Operations Aviation Regiment. In June of 2008, while conducting operations in Iraq, Gary's helicopter suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and crash-landed. As a result, Gary suffered a broken back and was instantly paralyzed below the waist. He retired from the Army in 2010 but continues to serve the Night Stalker community as an A/MH-6 Simulator Flight Instructor.
Flash forward to 2013 when Gary became the first military recipient of an EKSO exoskeleton for home use through a grant from the Infinite Hero Foundation, allowing Gary to walk again.