(cast in order of appearance)

Juan Dominguez

Juan was a Corporal and infantry rifleman in the Marines Corps. During a deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan, he was severely wounded, losing three limbs, when he stepped on an IED on October 23, 2010. Today, Juan is a drummer, motivational speaker and advocate for veterans.

Alex Minsky

Alex was a Corporal and infantryman in the Marine Corps. He was wounded early into his first tour in Afghanistan on June 1, 2009, when his Humvee ran over a roadside bomb. Alex lost a leg, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and more.  Today, Alex is a health and fitness model. 

Evan Reichenthal

Evan was a Lance Corporal and infantryman in the Marine Corps. Evan was injured in Afghanistan by an IED while on foot patrol on January 5, 2011. Evan lost his right leg and suffered severe damage to his left leg and right arm.  Today, Evan is a university student and competes in adaptive sports.

Austin Dorr

A highly decorated combat vet, First Sergeant Austin Dorr's Army infantry division was the first into the Korean War. Austin was shot in combat but is no stranger to the invisible wounds of war. Today, he enjoys time on his tuna fish boat he built himself six years ago, back when he was 80.  

Edgardo Gonzalez

Edgardo was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps and served multiple tours as an infantryman in Afghanistan. His wounds are known as the signature wounds of the post-9/11 wars: PTSD and TBI. Today, Edgardo channels his energy into sporting competitions, art and film. He hopes to compete in the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Kyle Reid

Kyle was a Corporal in the Marine Corps and deployed to Afghanistan as a landing support specialist.  As a result of experiences during his duty, he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and non-epileptic seizures. Today, Kyle finds ways to move forward with the help of his wife, service dog and through sport.

Brian Meyer

Brian was a Gunnery Sergeant with one of the most dangerous jobs in the Marines as an EOD (explosive ordinance device) tech. He was injured in Afghanistan, losing three limbs, on March 14, 2011 when attempting to disarm an IED. Today, Brian runs a non-profit he co-founded, Warfighter Made, to help other wounded vets.

Ronnie Jimenez

Ronnie was an infantry platoon sergeant in the Marine Corps, deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He understands the complexities of post-traumatic stress, as he chose to hide his for nine years. Today, Ronnie competes in paralympic hand cycling. He is thankful to all those who help push him forward in life.

Savage Clark

Savage was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. She deployed to Iraq and was part of the first group of female Marines attached to combat units.  Savage sustained severe injuries during her duty, including back and brain injuries and post-traumatic stress. Today, Savage is a student working towards a Masters degree.

Christopher Van Etten

Christopher was a Lance Corporal and infantry rifleman in the Marine Corps. On June 13, 2012, he was injured by an IED in Afghanistan, while on night combat patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province. He lost both legs in the blast. Today, he maintains a "no excuses" attitude and is an inspirational model. 

Thi Linh Wernau (Filmmaker)

Darkness and Light is a "little budget, big art" independent film produced, filmed, directed and edited by Thi Linh Wernau. This is her first film. Thi Linh is the daughter of a Vietnam veteran and sister to a Marine. You can read more about her profile here. Visit her photography site here

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