U.S. Army Sgt. Matt Krumwiede, from the 5-20 Infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne Division, walks while on patrol in the Zharay district of Kandahar province in this June 11, 2012, file photo. Krumwiede was on patrol in Afghanistan in 2012 when he triggered an improvised explosive device, which tore away both of his legs, damaged his left arm, and ripped open his abdominal cavity. Since then he has undergone dozens of surgeries and spent time recovering at Brooke Medical Center in San Antonio, learning to walk again with the use of prosthetic legs.
Photographer Jim Urquhart has been chronicling Krumwiede's recovery, which culminated in his June visit to his hometown of Pocatello, Idaho, for the first time since he was injured. Here, the soldier's journey from a routine patrol, the immediate aftermath of the blast (captured by Reuters photographer Shamil Zhumatov), and his arduous path home.