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Wounded Warrior Nevins to share his story during talk at Notre Dame

by Carol Elliott

February 24, 2014

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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Dan Nevins will share his personal story of rehabilitation and the mission of the awareness-raising group the Wounded Warrior Project during a talk at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business at 6:30 p.m. on March 3.

Nevins joined Wounded Warrior Project in an official capacity in March 2009 as the director of Warriors Speak, a prestigious group of wounded warriors and caregivers who have been selected to share their personal, inspirational stories of courage and integrity with the public.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Giovanini Commons on the lower level of Mendoza.

Nevins, an infantry squad leader, suffered catastrophic injuries while serving in Iraq when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated beneath his vehicle in 2004. The damage included a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the amputation of his left leg below the knee, and severe damage to his right leg that led to eventual amputation as well.

His recovery involved more than 30 surgeries and multiple, months-long stays at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he encountered Wounded Warrior Project, a national organization dedicated to raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. Nevins credits the organization for his successful rehabilitation and positive attitude, and for inspiring his dedication to helping fellow servicemen and women. In 2008, the organization awarded Nevins its highest honor, the George C. Lang Award for Courage.

For more information about Nevins’ speaking event at Notre Dame, contact Bill Brennan, senior associate at the Mendoza College of Business Office of the Dean, at (584) 631-2890 or William.J.Brennan.50@nd.edu.