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On April 24, 2007, Marine Lance Corporal Robert “Bobby” McCardle, an Infantryman, was on his second deployment serving with the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, in Al-Qaim, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED). The blast resulted in the loss of his right leg, internal injuries, and a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Once back in the United States, Bobby underwent more than 40 surgeries at Balboa Medical Center in San Diego. His wife Stephanie remained at his side the entire time. Bobby says it is her strength that guided him through his recovery.
Bobby and Stephanie have two children, a daughter Taylor and son Chase. Bobby tries not to let his injuries prevent him from being the best dad he can be, although this is difficult because he still experiences challenges. Although Bobby is medically retired, he currently coaches his daughter’s softball team, teaches church classes on Sunday, and plays on the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team.