Standing in the hallway of the Wounded Warrior Project’s TRACK program in Jacksonville, Zachary Dunn is nearly 10 years and 7,000 miles away from the day his life nearly ended.
It was a mercifully cool morning in April 2004 in a town called Fallujah.
The 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Dunn, a Marine infantryman from Kansas City, Mo., was riding in the back seat of a Humvee as part of a Iraq combat patrol.
The patrol was on its way back to base using the same road it had left on, a tactic soldiers soon learned to avoid.