About SGT Rob Jones: SGT Rob Jones is a United States Marine and Paralympic athlete who completed 31 consecutive marathons in 31 days. Jones lost both legs above the knee in Afghanistan in 2010. In 2013-14, he biked nearly 5,200 miles across the United States in order to raise awareness for wounded veterans. He also won a bronze medal with Oksana Masters in rowing in the 2012 Summer Paralympics.
Marine Corps service:
Jones was a combat engineer who served in 4th Combat Engineer Battalion. He was attached to 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines in 2008 during the Iraq War and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in 2010 during the War in Afghanistan. He was wounded in action by an improvised explosive device in July 2010 in Sangin, Afghanistan and was evacuated to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. As a result of the explosion, he lost both of his legs above the knee. He received the Purple Heart. He was discharged from the Marines as a Sergeant in December 2011.