On Feb. 5, 2013, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Andrieu was severely injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Chris was an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician with Seal Team Five on his second combat deployment. After several hours of tedious bomb disposal work, Chris stepped onto an IED. He saved his life by pinching off his own artery to stop the heaviest bleeding.
Chris’ legs were surgically amputated above the knee in Afghanistan. After enduring over 30 surgeries during his initial hospitalization, he was in his first set of prosthetics within months and running a Tough Mudder before the end of the year. His road to recovery post traumatic-injury has traveled several special detours. There has been his courtship of Autumn, the birth of their precocious daughter Aria and now a second child expected this December.
Chris, now medically retired from the military, finds solace as well as satisfaction working with his hands. He was inspired to work on cars by his father, a Coast Guard Veteran of 30 years. When his dad died, Chris looked to keep the family tradition of automotive repairs alive and intends to start by rebuilding his 1968 Mustang convertible which was once owned by his Grandfather.
This fund raiser is a private initiative and is NOT associated in any way with the DoD, the U. S. Navy or any Wounded Warrior Organization. All proceeds generated by this campaign will go directly to Chris to get his Mustang road worthy for safe family travel.
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