HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – A Middle Tennessee Marine who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan was reunited with one of his prosthetic legs last week after losing it on Old Hickory Lake.
Ben Maenza was a Lance Cpl. in the Marines when he stepped on an IED in 2010. The blast left the Nashville native a double amputee. But Ben has not let the injury define his life, completing a number of wheel chair races across the country and continuing to go on with life as it was before the blast.
That’s what brought Ben to Old Hickory lake last week. While pulling into the Avendale boat ramp in Hendersonville, he accidentally flipped over. As he flipped, his left prosthetic leg fell off and sank to the bottom of the lake.
“We got lucky though, it was a tough search,”  said Eric Fotenot, a firefighter with the Hendersonville Fire Department who also serves …