Wounded PA Veteran Completes Boston Marathon, Carries Woman Across Finish Line

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BOSTON -- A wounded veteran from Lackawanna County is capturing hearts with his brave gesture during the closing moments of this year's Boston Marathon.

Army Staff Sergeant Earl Granville of Carbondale can be seen carrying a woman across the finish line in a Facebook video from Boston's ABC affiliate WCVB. The has been viewed more than one million times.

Granville was on his third deployment to Afghanistan in 2008 when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.

Granville has competed in multiple marathons using a hand bike.

On Monday, he completed the Boston Marathon without a bike.


  • Teresa

    Why so much hatred in a story that wasn’t about hate. Guess people have forgotten what our parents and grandparents taught us (well most of us), if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Freedom of speech does not mean you have to be mean or attack others just because you can. Some things are just better left unsaid. No wonder this countryis falling apart, so much hatred.

  • Thank You for your service!

    If you have nothing positive to say don’t say anything! Regardless of your beliefs! Then again… MEN like him go to war so negative a–holes like you can sit behind a keyboard and verbally spit out filth ! Try wearing a uniform! I bet you have no idea! Stay safe behind your computer coward.

    • magicmikexxsm

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!….it’s not your call to tell people not to post a neg comment..who are you? NOBODY.you are not the internet police…see we have this thing called freedom of speech, if WNEP doesn’t like a post or post on the story they will just turn it off, but it’s not your call….maybe you should pack and move to North Korea, seems like you may be more suited to live in that country…….

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