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Surviving War, one Marine's odyssey back from injury

A.J. Iftikhar holds up pieces of the vehicle he was in when an IED detonated, damaging his right leg.  Iftikhar worked as a translator for the U.S. Marine Corp. in Afghanistan until being injured by the IED.

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A.J. Iftikhar holds up pieces of the vehicle he was in when an IED detonated, damaging his right leg. Iftikhar worked as a translator for the U.S. Marine Corp. in Afghanistan until being injured by the IED.

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  • A.J. Iftikhar heads off to his three day a week physical therapy session after dropping his children off at school.  Iftikhar a retired UPS worker can no longer work the truck due to the injuries he sustained while on deployment in Afghanistan. Iftikhar was injured in Afghanistan while working with the U.S. Marine specializing as a translator.  While on mission, Iftikhar was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Their military vehicle veered just a few inches off track and hit an IED that exploded, leaving Iftikhar months later facing several surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy.  Staff\Manuel Martinez
  • A photo taken of A.J. Iftikhar at an unknown location inside Afghanistan prior to being injured by an improvised explosive divice.
  • A.J. Iftikhar receives physical therapy treatment from Juliet Cameron at East Naples Physical Therapy for injuries sustained while in Afghanistan.  Iftikhar attends his session three days a week working predominantly on injuries he sustained to his ankle and back. Iftikhar was injured in Afghanistan while working with the U.S. Marine specializing as a translator.  While on mission, Iftikhar was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Their military vehicle veered just a few inches off track and hit an IED that exploded, leaving Iftikhar months later facing several surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy.  Staff\Manuel Martinez
  • A.J. Iftikhar holds up pieces of the vehicle he was in when an IED detonated, damaging his right leg.  Iftikhar worked as a translator for the U.S. Marine Corp. in Afghanistan until being injured by the IED.
  • A.J. Iftikhar prepares to head back to the United States after working in Afghanistan as a translator for the U.S. Marine Corp.
  • A.J. Iftikhar worked as a translator for the U.S. Marine Corp. in Afghanistan until being injured by an IED.
  • A.J. Iftikhar receives physical therapy treatment from Juliet Cameron at East Naples Physical Therapy for injuries sustained while in Afghanistan.  Iftikhar attends his session three days a week working predominantly on injuries he sustained to his ankle and back. Iftikhar was injured in Afghanistan while working with the U.S. Marine specializing as a translator.  While on mission, Iftikhar was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Their military vehicle veered just a few inches off track and hit an IED that exploded, leaving Iftikhar months later facing several surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy.  Staff\Manuel Martinez
  • A.J. Iftikhar receives physical therapy treatment from Juliet Cameron at East Naples Physical Therapy for injuries sustained while in Afghanistan.  Iftikhar attends his session three days a week working predominantly on injuries he sustained to his ankle and back. Iftikhar was injured in Afghanistan while working with the U.S. Marine specializing as a translator.  While on mission, Iftikhar was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Their military vehicle veered just a few inches off track and hit an IED that exploded, leaving Iftikhar months later facing several surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy.  Staff\Manuel Martinez
  • A.J. Iftikhar worked as a translator for the U.S. Marine Corp. in Afghanistan until being injured by an IED.
  • A.J. Iftikhar worked as a translator for the U.S. Marine Corp. in Afghanistan until being injured by an IED.
  • A.J. Iftikhar waits for the bus with his son Jake Rabani every morning before going to his physical therapy.  Iftikhar was injured in Afghanistan while working with the U.S. Marine specializing as a translator.  While on mission, Iftikhar was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Their military vehicle veered just a few inches off track and hit an IED that exploded, leaving Iftikhar months later facing several surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy.  Staff\Manuel Martinez

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