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Wounded Vet Climbs Mt. Everest In Honor Of Fallen Soldiers

| by Daisy Mason

This wounded veteran is climbing Mount Everest to honor fallen friends. Chad Jukes lost part of his leg to a roadside bomb in 2006. Now, he’s climbing the world’s tallest mountain accompanied by a team of American soldiers. The group plans to reach the summit early next week. All proceeds will fund veteran research initiatives and expeditions through USX. Just last week, Charlie Linville was the first combat amputee to scale Mount Everest. Linville and Jukes say they are fighting for soldiers everywhere.

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