The following is a release from Army Staff Sgt. Dee Jackson, 108th Training Command:
In 2015, Army Capt. Boyd “The Rainmaker” Melson became the World Boxing Council’s U.S. junior middleweight champion.
Melson, an Army reservist assigned to the 1st Mobilization Support Group in Fort Totten, New York, also is a U.S. Military Academy graduate, a four-time U.S. Army champion and a three-time National Collegiate Boxing Association all-American boxer who strives to live the Army values every day.
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The captain said he started his boxing career at West Point, and that in 2002, he became friends with someone who went on to inspire him to help raise awareness about chronic spinal cord injuries.
“We formed an extraordinary bond, and her dream to walk again became my ultimate dream in this world,” Melson said. “Although it started with her, and she remains the bedrock for my inspiration, ending [her] suffering is a large part of my inspiration.” Melson’s efforts are focused on fundraising for research and trial experiments.
‘This is True Service’
Determined to make a difference, Melson elevated his boxing hobby to a more competitive level, earning more money for his fights, and he donates …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life