Combat vet. Viral internet star. Inspiration to people around the world.
Taylor Morris now has another accolade to add to a list that just keeps growing: citizen co-chair of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, according to a press release.
Morris, an explosive ordnance disposal technician 2nd class, lost both legs above the knee, his left arm above the elbow and his right hand to an IED explosion in Afghanistan in May 2012.
His inspirational story of recovery became famous when pictures taken by his friend Tim Dodd went viral on BuzzFeed. He now has fans around the world who follow his recovery on his blog.
He will be one of eight co-chairs at President Obama’s inauguration festivities on Jan. 21. Others include advocates for healthcare reform, a single mom who sent her son to college, small business and non-profit founders, and an airman kicked out for being gay before the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal.
As a co-chair, Morris will participate in the National Day of Service on Saturday, ride on the “Our People, Our Future” float in the Inaugural Parade, and attend the Inaugural Ball, the release said.