VetStory: Surf Surrender How surfing saved a Green Beret

Phil Briggs
June 25, 2018 - 5:03 pm

Brewer/Briggs Illustration

Retired Army Sgt. Caleb Brewer survived:

  • 1 IED
  • 2 Amputations
  • Dozens of medical procedures
  • 64 blood transfusions

But the only thing that made this former Army Green Beret surrender, was the California surf. 

On this episode of VetStory you'll hear:

  • A day he won't forget
  • Recovery
  • Trips/Therapy
  • Danny Nichols
  • Just surrender
  • Operation Surf
  • Catching the First Wave

READ MORE: Check out the article and more pics here


Caleb Brewer catching a wave in Santa Cruz, CA.


Brewer and another war fighter, below their instructor in red, ride the break all the way to the beach.



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