Lt. Robert Risdon is familiar with the feeling of being cold, wet and hungry from his time serving in the Army. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” he always told himself to keep going. Little did he know, that on this day, he would think back to those times and remind himself of his very own mantra.
Just A Normal Evening
As head coach of the Columbus Lions, Fort Benning’s football team in Columbus, Georgia, Risdon and his co-coach Jason Gibson went to Mobile, Alabama, to observe players practicing for the Senior Bowl. They had no idea how their evening would turn out. It was getting dark after practice, and the weather had started to take a turn for the worst.