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US War Vets on Denali

Postby Alpinist » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:59 pm

A group of 5 US war vets will begin their attempt on Denali tomorrow. The inspiring part of this story is that they were all severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The team includes five climbers, with only four "good legs" between them, from three wars and two generations: retired Army Sgt. Neil Duncan, 29, a double-leg amputee injured in Afghanistan; Marine Capt. David Borden, 31, who, after losing his leg above the knee to a suicide bomb in Iraq in 2008, returned to combat in Afghanistan in 2011; retired Army Cpl. Steve Martin, 42, a double-leg amputee injured in Afghanistan; retired Army Capt. Jesse Acosta, 34, who suffered permanent damage to hip, leg and back in Iraq; and retired Army Sgt. Kirk Bauer, JD, 64, an above-knee amputee injured in Vietnam and the Executive Director of Disabled Sports USA for the past 29 years. More...

http://www.warfightersports.org/#!denali

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Re: US War Vets on Denali

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:45 pm

Best of luck to these folks. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for them.
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Re: US War Vets on Denali

Postby Alpinist » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:11 pm

Looks like the weather did not cooperate afterall... They aborted their summit attempt.

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