Soldiers Cheer On Army Captain As She Struggles To Finish 12 Mile March
Failure wasn't an option for Captain Sarah Cudd. She was marching to earn her Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) in Fort Knox. The 12 mile foot march is the last event required to earn the badge; and must be completed in under 3 hours. At the last stretch of the march, Sarah fell weak and exhausted. But in true Army honor, her fellow soldiers were right there cheering her on.
"I was thinking about the 10 days of training I'd gone through and how hard we'd all worked to get here and thinking about going home to see my husband," Cudd said. "That combined with all the encouragement I was getting from my friends and cadre was what got me up and over the finish line."
In this inspiring video, you see Cudd fall to her knees but having enough strength to get back up. With the support of her fellow brothers and sisters, she finished the march in 2 hours 47 minutes. Out of the 46 candidates who earned the badge that day, only 14 were female. Congratulations and thank you, soldiers!