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Wounded warrior to participate in Civil War amputation reenactment at Blue & Gray Reunion
Date:6/1/2011

ll Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Over the next three years, Dunham underwent 21 surgeries. Initial attempts were made to save his leg, but ultimately it had to be amputated above-the-knee. During his recovery, Dunham received visits from Ross Perot and President George H. W. Bush, who presented him with his combat jump wings. 

Dunham went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies. He held intelligence and security management positions with the Pentagon and a major U.S. corporation. Currently, Dunham is an employee of Hanger where he receives his prosthetic care, and serves as a regional Amputee Empowerment Partners (AEP) coordinator, providing peer-to-peer support visits with people who are about to face an amputation or have recently undergone an amputation.

About the Genium Knee – The Genium Knee uses advanced-process measuring and control technologies that allow patients to walk with greater efficiency, as well as up stairs, backwards, multi-directionally, and over obstacles. It does this by combining a complex sensory system (including an accelerometer and a gyroscope) with sophisticated rule sets to offer unique features that optimize gait and increase confidence. The Genium was developed in collaboration between Otto Bock Healthcare and the U.S. military (Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration). In 2006, Otto Bock was already working on a new microprocessor knee technology when they were approached by the U.S. military to partner on the development of a new prosthetic knee technology for wounded soldiers who needed a more durable, intuitive prosthetic leg.  Sponsored by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, the collaborative project was called the Military Amputee Research Program.

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