Josh Bleill, a corporal in the Marine Corps and member of the Indianapolis Colts community relations program, spoke to students at Southwestern High School Monday.

Bleill lost both legs in Iraq in 2006. After his long recovery, he wrote a book about his military experience, rehabilitation and how he came to work for the Colts.

His book, "One Step at a Time: One Marine's Story of Courage, Hope and a New Life," was a nominee for the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award for the 2013-2014 school year.

Bleill signed copies of his book in the school library after his presentation. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/