During his speech at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Wednesday, President Barack Obama told everyone assembled about the sacrifice made by a 1998 Culver graduate to rejoin his unit after being severely wounded in Afghanistan.
Obama talked about the rehabilitation efforts of Marine Capt. Matthew Lampert to rejoin his unit after losing both his legs in an explosion in 2010. Lampert’s rehabilitation took 18 months. He rejoined his unit in 2012 in the role of company executive officer and is still with the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.
Lampert’s wife, Capt. Camille Lampert, is in training to become a test pilot. Both met with Obama after his speech. Read the story and be sure to watch the video that is embedded in the article. It was done earlier for the MARSOC Foundation.