Iron Masters Recognition – LTC Nathen Acree Jr
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With Independence Day being here, today’s Iron Masters recognition comes at a perfect time.
Today we meet LTC Nathen Acree Jr, who retired from the Army in 1995 and was recently recalled at age 59.
The nomination for LTC Nathen Acree Jr was sent in by his son, Austin Acree.
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Austin shared a great story about his dad. Check it out:
- “Hi Jedd. I’d like to nominate my father, LTC Nathen Acree Jr. as an Iron Master. He has been lifting since the 70’s when he joined the US Army until his retirement in 1995.
In 2005 when I was 14 I needed a kidney transplant, my father wanted to donate his kidney but the doctor said he was too old and his cholesterol was too high. So he went back to working out running 3 miles everyday and began weightlifting again. He was 55 at the time.
After 3 months of this intense training he had lost over 30 lbs. and significantly lowered his cholesterol. Long story short he was able to donate one of his kidneys and I’m alive today because of it.
Since this time he has had to deal with skin cancer and other health issues, but he hasn’t slacked. He has also been recalled to serve in the army at 59. Now he gets up at 3 AM to go run his 3 miles and lift weights with his fellow troops.
He may not win any lifting contests, but he’s the world’s strongest man to me.”
As you can see, another great story from the Diesel Universe. Thanks so much for sharing this story with us, Austin and to LTC Nathen Acree Jr, thank you so much for service for our country. I am proud to put this story up on the Diesel site. I wish you both nothing but the best in your health and training.
If you would like to nominate someone you know for Diesel Iron Masters, send me an email at jedd(dot)diesel(at)gmail(dot)com. Tell me about the person your recognizing and shoot me a picture so we can see who they are.
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