Georgetown man defies the odds, honored at Medal of Honor Bowl

Published: Jan. 12, 2014 at 1:32 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2014 at 1:42 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - If ten percent doesn't sound like strong odds, trying telling that to Georgetown native Sgt. Burness Britt.

The U.S. Marine was severely wounded while serving in Afghanistan.  Britt was left paralyzed on his right side, and now has a titanium plate where his skull used to be because of swelling in his brain.

His father Neal Britt, said doctors believed there was a 90 percent chance he would never walk or talk again.

"They were wrong."

Saturday, Britt was one of several veterans who walked..

...yes, walked...

to be honored in the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl.  A portion of the proceeds from the college football all-star game will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Medal of Honor Museum.

Despite his battle wounds, Britt maintains that he is not a hero.

"Men who died are the heroes," he said.

At least in Johnson Hagood Stadium, it was hard to tell, as hundreds rose to their feet in applause.

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