Monday, April 4, 2016

2 Vets, 2 legs, and 29,000 feet

In a dramatic demonstration to show that the injuries that they received in the line of duty won't keep them down, two veterans are attempting to become the first combat amputees to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Chad Jukes and Thomas Charles “Charlie” Linville both lost their right legs while serving in Iraq, and aim to tackle the world highest peak later this year. The duo are attempting this feat to show the world that the injuries that many veterans have suffered in combat do not define who they are, and they are just as capable as they were before their injuries. Best of luck to these two heroes, who may soon stand far taller than people with both legs.


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