Wounded vet carries guide across Boston Marathon finish line

Army Staff Sgt. Earl Granville lost his leg when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan

By Military1 Staff

Dozens of inspirational stories have come out of the Boston Marathon, including that of Army Staff Sgt. Earl Granville.

Granville was filmed carrying his guide, Andi Piscopo, across the finish line on his prosthetic leg, to large cheers from the crowd.

He lost his leg during a 2008 combat tour in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle.

In an interview with Fox & Friends, Granville said it was a simple, spur-of-the-moment decision to finish the race with flair.

“I had no idea it would turn in to something like this,” he said of the viral video. “If there’s anything I want to show this nation, this divide that we have: We can learn to pick ourselves up. This is a great nation and we’ll overcome anything together.”