Master Sergeant Cedric King to Deliver Powerful Message at Gwinnett Technical College Veterans Day Celebration

Gwinnett Tech’s Office of Veterans Affairs is proud to welcome Master Sgt. Cedric King to our community to deliver an inspiring message entitled "Thriving Through the Fire of Adversity."

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016
10:30 -11:30 a.m.

Gwinnett Technical College

In Person - Lawrenceville Campus
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville GA 30043
Building 700, Busbee Center Auditorium

Live Webcast - Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus
2875 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Lecture Hall 112

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Gwinnett Technical College opens its doors to the community to celebrate and honor veterans this Veterans Day by offering the opportunity to meet Master Sgt. Cedric King, (Ret., Army) and hear his powerful, motivating story about overcoming adversity. Master Sgt. King will share his unforgettable story of resilience and how the military equipped him with values he needed to face the greatest challenge of his life.


Master Sergeant Cedric King entered the United States Army in 1995. As King graduated from a number of distinguished Army schools, his career took him from an infantry private to a position of leadership in the elite Rangers. On July 25, 2012, during his second tour in Afghanistan, King was severely injured by an improvised explosive device. The blast caused major internal injuries, permanent loss to part of his right arm and hand, and the amputation of both legs. He applied the same determined, can-do mindset to his recovery that he had relied on to succeed as an elite Army Ranger. Just 21 months after losing both legs, King completed the Boston Marathon, running on prosthetic blades. He has since gone on to compete in a number of physically daunting events, including a 70.3-mile half Ironman Triathlon, the 2014 New York City Marathon, and the 48.6-mile Disney Marathon series.

King is a proud recipient of the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal. He shares his inspirational story of endurance with audiences across the county. Just as he lead and motivated men in combat, he now leads and motivates others to see the possibilities in their own lives.


Gwinnett Technical College’s Office of Veterans Affairs offers tremendous support and opportunity to veterans, their spouses and dependents. The College is committed to helping veterans repurpose their military training and skills into lucrative careers in both public and private sectors. The College is proud to honor the sacrifices and celebrate the loyalty of our servicemen and women that enable us all to enjoy the freedoms we have today.


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