Army vet inspiration for new Marvel Comics superhero

SAN FRANCISCO -- A U.S. army paratrooper, who graduated from Sonoma State University, is the inspiration for the newest Marvel Comics superhero - Flash Thompson.

Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dan Nevins was serving in Iraq, when he lost both legs in an IED blast.

Thompson is a double amputee, who adjusts to life on a new set of prosthetic legs.

But the injury has not kept him from excelling in life. He's now a sales representative for Pfizer.

Nevins worked with Marvel on the series.

Click here to learn more about Marvel's Flash Thompson.
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