WATCH: Marine Who Lost Both Legs Has the Absolute Best Outlook on Life

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A U.S. veteran who lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan is providing hope to fellow veterans by sharing the story of how he overcame adversity.

Staff Sgt. Joey Jones was serving as a marine in 2010 when took part in “what would be the deadliest deployment” in his job field’s history, he told ABC News.

The Peachtree City, Georgia native was just 23 when he was deployed, and he worked one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: a bomb tech, or someone who disarms explosives.

On Aug. 6, 2010, Jones stepped on an improvised explosive, the blast from which took both of his legs.

“It’s so loud you don’t hear anything,” Jones recalled of the life-threatening moment. “The cloud of dust is so thick you just see the color tan.”

“When I landed on my back, I knew what’d happened,” he continued. “My immediate reaction was to look down, see how much of my legs were left and where I needed tourniquets.”

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