Lakota man overcomes hurdles to become Army medic


Last updated 9/10/2015 at 4:16pm

MARTIN, SD—At the age of 10, Sky Garner was quickly being pushed in to the abyss of the South Dakota foster care system. Today, Garner is serving as a certified medic in the United States Army.

“I think it is important that we get his story out there so that young people can look and see someone who has overcome obstacles to succeed,” said Louis Garner, Sr.

After attending Bennett County schools for most of his life, Sky Garner, found himself sitting in special education classes that he would eventually overcome. At that point Garner decided to take a risk by signing up for the J...

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