Master Sergeant Cedric King joined the U.S. Army in 1995. During his 20-year career, he graduated from several distinguished schools, including the Army Rangers, Jumpmasters, and Pathfinders. In 2012, during his second tour in Afghanistan, an improvised explosive device (IED) caused internal injuries, permanent damage to his right arm and hand, and the amputation of both legs. Cedric now refers to that moment as his finest hour. While recovering from his injuries, he completed his bachelor’s degree and began to cultivate his speaking voice, sharing his story of perseverance and endurance with military academies, pro sports teams, and Fortune 500 companies. In his book, “The Making Point,” he shares his mindsets, philosophies, and stories, including how 21 months after losing both legs, he completed the 2014 Boston Marathon. To date, he has competed in marathons, ultramarathons, and Ironman triathlons.
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