A former San Antonio resident who survived a tour in Afghanistan without injury was hit by shrapnel in the Boston
Marathon bombings. His wife, a ballroom dance instructor, lost her foot in the second blast.
Captain Adam Davis and his wife, Adrianne, lived in San Antonio from 2007 to 2011 when he was stationed at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland. The couple currently reside in Boston and Davis had just returned home from Afghanistan 2 1/2 weeks before the bombings.
He and Adrianne were shopping on Boylston Street April 15 when the bombs exploded.
"We heard it and turned around and saw a big cloud of smoke and then second blast occured," said Adam.
He told 550 KTSA News the explosion knocked them off their feet.
"We tried to get up, but we couldn't. Adrianne looked at her foot and saw that it was torn up," said Adam. "Something just came through and just ripped her shoe off and ripped into her foot."
He says he wishes he could thank the doctor who helped them at the scene of the explosions.
Adrianne was released from a hospital Tuesday and sent to a rehabilitation facility, where the road to recovery will be long, but Adam says his wife is determined to dance again.
Adam was hit in the feet and legs by shrapnel.
The Arthur Murray Studio in Boston has set up a fund to help pay for Adrianne's medical bills. You can visit arthurmurrayboston.com to make a donation.
Adam says he grateful for the outpour of support, not only in Boston, but across the country.