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Taylor Morris

US Navy EOD2
Taylor Morris

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Tech Taylor Morris was leading a team in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated beneath him. He lost all four limbs. Taylor recalled the moment, “As soon as I stepped on it, I knew...Then I heard the blast. I felt the heat. I knew I had lost my legs. As I somersaulted through the air, I watched my legs fly off.”

Even though Taylor was bleeding to death, he told oncoming medics not to approach. Putting their safety ahead of his own, he worried there were other mines the medics wouldn’t see. He did not want anyone else to get hurt.

Taylor’s family and his longtime girlfriend Danielle provided him ongoing support and love throughout recovery. Taylor proposed to Danielle in 2015 and they are now married. They look forward to starting a new chapter of their lives in their specially adapted smart home.