Wounded Marine Turns Into Professional Underwear Model

first published on May 29, 2016 by

A combat wounded Marine that lost his leg fights through adversity in his life, and becomes a professional underwear model.

This is a video that is pretty near and dear to my heart. Alex Minsky was a Marine that I was injured with during our 2009 deployment to the Farah province of Afghanistan. On June 1, 2009 our vehicle ran over a very large IED that turned our vehicle inside out.

This is the remains of our gun truck after they scooped it off of the side of the road.

Underwear Model Alex Minsky

His injuries were very severe, as were mine, and we were both medically evacuated from country to receive follow on care. I traveled with him from Camp Bastion all the way back to the United States. During his intense recovery, Alex battled with his demons and turned to alcoholism. He beat it though, and now he’s a professional underwear model. What a weird world we live in.

This is a message to anyone who feels like maybe they can’t make it. If Alex can become a world renowned underwear model, and I can be where I am today working on the Funker530 project, you can do anything. Neither of us are special, neither of us are perfect. We’re human beings just like you, and we carry the same baggage that you do.

You can do anything. You might fail, you might fall, but the worst thing you can do is not try. Get back on it. I want to see you succeed.

Note: If you enjoy this video, make sure you head over to We Are The Mighty and give them a follow. Video and thumbnail credit goes to those guys. Thanks for putting this together.

 
There might be some questions about the IED blast that injured us. There’s a long form post in the works that I intend to publish within the next week that explains the entire night as it happened. If you’re interested in reading that, make sure you keep an eye out for the post.