Veteran Who Lost Both Arms in Iraq Discovers a Talent for Painting

A former Army helicopter mechanic who was working on a landing gear in 2003 when pressurized gas blew it apart, killing one soldier and gravely injuring him, has now found a new career. 

Peter Damon lost both his arms in the accident and was a blue-collar guy who had been an electrician before he joined the Army.  

He's found painting as a way to make ends meet, in a year he turns out about 30 paintings and sells them for between $250 and $1,500.  

"Having this skill or pursuing this skill that even able-bodied people find difficult was something that really sort of gave me a boost and sort of made me feel like I fit in more in the world."

Check out Peter's online gallery HERE.

 

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