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Joshua Surgeon thought a Coast Guard career wouldn't be possible on the day he was injured in a jet ski accident. But Surgeon not only ran again, he ran a marathon and won the National Collegiate Boxing Association championships in the 165-pound weight class in April 2013.

Published: May 18, 2013

U.S. Coast Guard Academy First Class cadet Joshua Surgeon fights in the National Collegiate Boxing Association Championship Finals April 6, 2013, at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. Surgeon beat his opponent and earned a national title.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall/U.S. Coast Guard

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