Marty served in the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment with tours of Northern Ireland, Macedonia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
In February 2011 he had been patrolling on his 3rd Afghan tour when he was shot in the head, suffering severe head injuries which resulted in the loss of basic communication and process skills. He spent over a year at Headley Court Military Rehabilitation Centre undergoing treatments including speech and occupational therapy. Slowly Marty regained the ability to speak, read and write but still processes slowly.
Ever since Marty has fundraised for the
Not Forgotten Association events, including:
• Summiting Kiliminjaro
• Running the New York Marathon
• Competing in the Marathon des Sables in 2017