MEMPHIS, TN 11/13/18: On his right arm, Dustin Lehmann has two dates tattooed, Oct. 3 and June 6. These two dates have important meaning for Dustin. While serving as a medic in the U.S. Army, he was unable to save two men represented by the dates on his arm. Lehmann served with the 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and 82nd Airborne Division. He was deployed seven times: five times in the Army and twice as a civilian contractor.
In 2010, while home in Memphis, Tennessee, Dustin struck up a friendship with Scott Moore over a game of golf. They soon became good friends and golfing buddies. Moore is the principal trumpet player for Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Back then, Moore didn’t know in a few short years he would be on dialysis and Dustin did not know he would save his good friend’s life but that’s exactly what happened.
During the symphony’s 2018 Veteran’s Day performance, Moore surprised Lehmann with an emotional recognition thanking Lehmann for his service to country and for giving him the gift of life.