Air Force Captain Adam Davis spent the winter in Afghanistan, returning to Boston in late March without a scratch. “I didn’t even see anyone get injured in Afghanistan,” says Davis.
But two weeks later, on a nice spring day in Boston, both he and his wife would be seriously injured in the Marathon bombings. Adrianne Haslet, a dance instructor, lost part of her left leg. Shrapnel cut a nerve and artery in Davis’s left foot. His right foot, also peppered with shrapnel, required a skin graft from his thigh to repair torn skin and muscle. He had a perforated eardrum.