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Charlie Linville

Afghanistan Veteran; Mount Everest Climber

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 Charlie Linville Biography

Staff Sgt. Linville, who joined the Marine Corps two years after high school, signed up to become an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, according to the paper.

On Jan. 20, 2011, Linville and his team were tasked with a routine detonation -- not immediately realizing there was an IED hidden beneath another one.

“I remember stepping on it, I remember the distorted boom in my ears, and being out of it and waking up," Linville told the Statesman.

“I can’t say why — my bomb didn’t fully detonate. If it had, I would have been a triple amputee and I would have died," he said.

Linville lost his right leg below the knee. His quest to climb the 22,000-foot peak began while recovering in his hospital bed.

"I got blown up and severely wounded and kind of sat in a hospital bed and couldn't figure out what I was going to do with this rest of my life and what could this body that I now have do," he told the newspaper. "And the answer kind of found me. Hey, go try to climb the world's tallest mountain and see if you can be successful."

Linville first attempted to climb Everest in 2014 but his efforts were thwarted when when an avalanche ripped through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Nepalese guides and forcing officials at the time to close the mountain to climbers, according to the newspaper.

Linville -- whose climbs have been sponsored by The Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization that helps wounded veterans -- tried again the following year. But shortly before Linville and his team made the trek, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing almost 2,000 people. The quake triggered avalanches on the mountain, which was once again closed to climbers.

Linville said he's determined to make it to the top in May -- and, in doing so, inspire others around the world who face physical and emotional challenges.

“And if I can affect one person, maybe directly — me knowing that person — or indirectly, like I don’t know them but they hear my story; and they get up, they leave their house and start doing (something) in their life ...“ he told the paper.

"If it just changes one person’s life, then all the misery, everything that has come with it, will be worth it. Maybe I’ll never know if it was worth it. I guess I’ll go on living my life thinking that it was."

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Charlie Linville

Afghanistan Veteran; Mount Everest Climber

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Charlie Linville Biography

Staff Sgt. Linville, who joined the Marine Corps two years after high school, signed up to become an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, according to the paper.

On Jan. 20, 2011, Linville and his team were tasked with a routine detonation -- not immediately realizing there was an IED hidden beneath another one.

“I remember stepping on it, I remember the distorted boom in my ears, and being out of it and waking up," Linville told the Statesman.

“I can’t say why — my bomb didn’t fully detonate. If it had, I would have been a triple amputee and I would have died," he said.

Linville lost his right leg below the knee. His quest to climb the 22,000-foot peak began while recovering in his hospital bed.

"I got blown up and severely wounded and kind of sat in a hospital bed and couldn't figure out what I was going to do with this rest of my life and what could this body that I now have do," he told the newspaper. "And the answer kind of found me. Hey, go try to climb the world's tallest mountain and see if you can be successful."

Linville first attempted to climb Everest in 2014 but his efforts were thwarted when when an avalanche ripped through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Nepalese guides and forcing officials at the time to close the mountain to climbers, according to the newspaper.

Linville -- whose climbs have been sponsored by The Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization that helps wounded veterans -- tried again the following year. But shortly before Linville and his team made the trek, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing almost 2,000 people. The quake triggered avalanches on the mountain, which was once again closed to climbers.

Linville said he's determined to make it to the top in May -- and, in doing so, inspire others around the world who face physical and emotional challenges.

“And if I can affect one person, maybe directly — me knowing that person — or indirectly, like I don’t know them but they hear my story; and they get up, they leave their house and start doing (something) in their life ...“ he told the paper.

"If it just changes one person’s life, then all the misery, everything that has come with it, will be worth it. Maybe I’ll never know if it was worth it. I guess I’ll go on living my life thinking that it was."

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  • How to book Charlie Linville?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charlie Linville for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Charlie Linville, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Charlie Linville or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charlie Linville?

    Booking fees for Charlie Linville, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Charlie Linville, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Charlie Linville?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charlie Linville for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charlie Linville for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Charlie Linville or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charlie Linville or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Charlie Linville is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charlie Linville for your event is available upon request. Charlie Linville generally travels from Boise, ID, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Heath Calhoun, Melissa Stockwell, Rocky Bleier and Justin Skeesuck. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charlie Linville for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville - YouTube
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