By Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 24, 2015
Mary Barnett, an Air Force combat vet wounded in action, defies the odds by running marathons despite her heart condition.
Wounded Air Force combat veteran Mary Barnett, a program manager with the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center here, runs around the Hill AFB duck pond trail with her husband and running partner David. Barnett runs marathons despite having a heart condition from a mortar blast in Iraq. She doesn't let the pacemaker she has to wear restrict her freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Micah Garbarino)
From 2004: Staff Sergeant Mary Barnett during her deployment from Hill Air Force Base to Balad Air Base, Iraq, as an F-16 avionics technician with the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit. Barnett was wounded in a mortar attack on the base in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2004. (Courtesy photo)