Time for another edition of Talk Story with Bob Babbitt. I’m sharing some of my favorite stories that I’ve collected from my years in the wonderful world of endurance sports.This week it’s the story of Anthony Smith: Never Give Up
Army Major Anthony Smith, a former scholarship athlete at Alcorn State University in football, basketball and track, was part of the 1st Calvary Division, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Camp Taji, 30 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Smith’s unit was attacked and he suffered a direct hit from an RPG, a Rocket Propelled Grenade. At first they couldn’t find Smith. He was listed as missing. When they did find him, his heart flat-lined. Check that. It flat-lined three times. “They listed me as killed in action,” he says calmly….