Navy Lieutenant Bradley Snyder

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It has been exactly a year since LT Bradley Snyder lost his sight while serving in Afghanistan. Snyder was blinded by a blast after he stepped on an improvised explosive device laid by Taliban while on duty in Kandahar.

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LT Bradley Snyder talks about the United States Navy’s three core values of honor, courage and commitment. LT Snyder, a former U.S. Navy diver who lost his sight in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

Navy Lt. Brad Snyder wins gold in men’s 100m freestyle (S11) – London 2012 Paralympic Games

On Aug. 31st, Navy Lieutenant Bradley Snyder (St. Petersburg, Fla.) won gold in the men’s 100m freestyle (F11) event in 57.43. The event was Snyder’s first of seven events he’ll be competing in at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Snyder was blinded by an IED in Sept. 2011 while deployed in Afghanistan.

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