BOOK SIGNING ALERT: WOUNDED IRAQ VET JOSH BLEILL TELLS HIS
AMAZING STORY OF RECOVERY
• WHAT: Book signing with author Josh Bleill and co-author Mark Tabb
• WHERE: Lucas Oil Plaza (located at Lucas Oil Stadium on the north end of street level)
• WHEN: Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 6:20 p.m. ET until the end of halftime
•WHY: To sign his new book One Step at a Time: A Young Marine's Story of Courage, Hope, and a New Life in the NFL
[ ON SALE NOW at www.colts.com/onestep ]
Colts fans will have a chance to meet team community relations spokesperson Josh Bleill at a book signing this Sunday at Lucas Oil Plaza (located at the north end of street level of Lucas Oil Stadium) beginning two hours prior to kick off of the Colts-Giants game and continuing through the end of halftime. Bleill, who was recently featured on "The Colbert Report" and "FOX & Friends," will be signing copies of his new book One Step at a Time: A Young Marine's Story of Courage, Hope, and a New Life in the NFL
About the book:
Josh Bleill tells people he had "one bad day". On October 15, 2006, while on a combat patrol in Fallujah Iraq, an IED (improvised explosive device) struck Josh's Humvee. The explosion tore through the vehicle killing two of his fellow marines and severely injuring Bleill and his best friend. Josh awoke five days later with the news of the loss of his two friends and both of his legs.
One Step at a Time: A Young Marine's Story of Courage, Hope, and a New Life in the NFL follows his journey from his enlistment then on to active duty in Fallujah, through two years of rehab, and ultimately to his job as the community spokesman for the Indianapolis Colts. Readers will be inspired by his undying enthusiasm, infectious joy, and sense of humor. Everyone has had that "one bad day". Josh discovered that life begins when we embrace our bad days and keep going forward, one step at a time.
About the authors:
Marine Corporal Joshua Bleill graduated from high school in Greenfield, Indiana, and attended Purdue University. He joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 2004 and was activated for a tour of duty in Iraq in 2006. He was conducting combat patrols in Fallujah on October 15 of that year when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. He suffered multiple injuries including the loss of both his legs. Bleill moved home to Indiana in August 2008 and was married to his wife, Nikki, in 2009. He recently built a home in Carmel and has joined the Indianapolis Colts as a community spokesperson.
Mark Tabb has authored/coauthored more than 25 books, including the New York Times No. 1 bestseller, Mistaken Identity, and A Promise to Ourselves (with Alec Baldwin). His solo titles include, Living with Less: The Upside of Downsizing YourLlife, and How Can a Good God Let Bad Things Happen? He and his wife, Valerie, live in a small town in Indiana where Mark also serves as a volunteer firefighter and fire department chaplain.
To purchase and learn more about Josh Bleill's book, One Step at a Time, visit www.colts.com/onestep.