Alumnus of Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale tells students about tour in Afghanistan, loss of his legs

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Army Specialist Marco Solt lost both his legs below the knee during a 2012 deployment to Afghanistan. He spoke about his experience to students at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Robbinsdale, of which Solt is an alumnus, on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. (Sun Post staff photo by Joe Bowen)

Army Specialist Marco Solt lost both his legs below the knee during a 2012 deployment to Afghanistan. He spoke about his experience to students at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Robbinsdale, of which Solt is an alumnus, on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. (Sun Post staff photo by Joe Bowen)

At a recent visit to Sacred Heart Catholic School, Army Specialist Marco Solt wasn’t shy about showing an assembly of students there his new legs.

“I’ve had a lot of different legs,” he said with a chuckle before rolling up his pant leg.

“If anybody is a Wild fan …” he said, revealing a left prosthesis with a Minnesota Wild logo. “Or a Vikings fan …” he continued, showing a right prosthesis with a Vikings logo as students and staff laughed and applauded.

An alumnus of the Robbinsdale K-8 school, Solt told students on Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day – about his recovery from the May 1, 2012, improvised explosive device blast that took his legs.

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