In this talk with Kelly Corrigan, retired colonel Greg Gadson addresses this season's theme with a focus on military personnel and veterans. He believes purpose serves as a tool for success. Greg talks about his background, including his parents' experiences in the Jim Crow South, his journey through academics and sports, and his decision to join the United States Army. He also shares the impact that his time spent in war zones like Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Iraq has had on his life. Greg highlights that war involves sacrifice and destruction, and despite occasionally questioning the purpose of missions, he emphasizes his commitment to his duty as a leader. Greg moves on to recall life-altering events, particularly a severe injury that resulted in the loss of his legs. He recounts the moment his life was saved by a fellow soldier and reflects on the physical and emotional challenges he faced during his recovery. He shares the importance of having a strong support system consisting of faith, family, friends, and healthcare professionals in overcoming the difficulties of adapting to a new body and learning to live day by day. Kelly asks Greg about photography, which holds great significance for Greg. He explains that the medium allows him to capture the essence of life, which keeps him focused on the present moment. By immersing himself in photography, Greg explains that he found a way to let go of the past. Greg also speaks about other big moments in his life, such as being gifted two Super Bowl rings.