JOHN KRIESEL DISCUSSING 'STILL STANDING' ON FOX 9 TWIN CITIES
STILL STANDING - THE STORY OF SSG JOHN KRIESEL
When Staff Sergeant John Kriesel lost his legs and two buddies to a roadside bomb explosion on December 2, 2006, no one expected him to survive. He died three times on the operating table. Miracles, starting with a few Army grunts that refused to let him die in Iraq, ripped the young warrior from the grip of death and sent him on to four hospitals, thirty-five surgeries, and months of recovery and rehabilitation. Medical miracles put his body back together, but it was an incredible confluence of angels at every step along the way that breathed life into his shattered body.
This is not just another war story. This is the story of an ordinary young man who overcame extraordinary challenges with a lot of help from others, including many strangers, and he emerged stronger and more in love with his country, his family, and ultimately his own life.
In 2018 Kriesel and Kosmo updated their national award-winning book for its 11th printing. The 2018 Updated Version includes original material, plus new photos, new perspective and adds how Kriesel has not only survived but thrived in ways no one could have envisioned.