From Combat Wounded to Summer Interns

Kevin and Nate

(1LT(R) Nate Rimpf and SSG(R) Kevin R. Flike

1LT (R) Nate Rimpf, a former infantry PL, lost both legs on July 8th, 2012 in AFG. A week later he was at Walter Reed and began his long road to recovery. Nate and I met last fall at a finance veteran recruiting event in NYC. A couple of months after the event, Nate and I pieced together that we were both part of the amazing Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship fund. After this revelation, we both found out that we would be doing the same summer finance MBA internship (different regional locations) and would be re-united again in NYC for three weeks of training this summer. This picture was taken a few weeks ago during the training. He is pursuing his MBA at the Duke Fuqua School of Business with a scheduled graduation date of Spring 2016. Nate has an indomitable spirit and has not let his injury get the best of him. Nate even made a joke that his height is adjustable. The never give up attitude of people like Nate inspire me to be a better person every day.

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