(WTKR-TV) Mike Day is training for his first triathlon. Day will be in Florida on April 12th running in the half Ironman Race. He'll be representing the Carrick Brain Centers based in Dallas, TX.
Day was a patient at Carrick following his career in the Navy SEALs. He was diagnosed with PTSD after he was involved in a gunfight eight years ago in Iraq.
On April 6th, 2007, Day and his SEAL team caught up with Al-Qaeda fighters in a town near Fallujah, Iraq. Day was the first one into a room with three enemy fighters who were waiting.
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They opened fire hitting him 27 times. Eleven of the shots hit his body armor, the other 16 wounded him.