ben nelson, former marine wounded in iraq by an IED
as a marine in iraq, ben nelson had a nasty encounter with an IED. ben heard the explosion and the next thing he knew he was in a military hospital in germany. he was lucky. he was alive, he had all of his limbs but he also had a shard of metal going through his jaw and out his neck. now a sheriff’s dispatcher in sacramento, ben says he has pain that will likely never go away.