SOLDIERING ON: Sgt. Refuses Medical…

FORT BRAGG, N.C. ­— Sgt. Steve Garner, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, has declined an offer of medical retirement at 70 percent for his injuries, insisting that he will serve until his disability rating reaches 100 percent. “There are so many quitters out there, you know?” Garner mused while cleaning his loaded rifle. “A 70 percent rating shows a 70 percent commitment. I told the doc, 'The Army has paid me for 100 percent and by God they will get it all.' As will I."

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