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Legless veterans at the shooting range [10 pictures]

An article from Blackwater News about Rogue Corps

In Southern California, three veterans have taken a field-oriented approach to helping combat-wounded vets regain their pre-injury confidence. Earlier this year, veterans Mark Hupp, David Lyon, and Al Clark founded Rogue Corps, a non-profit organization that takes wounded veterans out of the hospital and into the field for what Rogue Corps calls therapeutic adventure.

“We’re helping these guys to reclaim their independence,” says David Lyon, a double amputee who served five combat deployments. “We go by big-boy rules; we treat them like the grown men they are.”

The transition from an able-bodied serviceman to a hospital-bed patient can sap the confidence and morale from a person. But when Rogue Corps takes veterans fishing, hunting, shooting, or mountain biking there’s a part of each man restored by the activity. Getting these men’s boots back on the ground—even if it’s a boot on a prosthetic leg or the wheels of a wheelchair—does more than just give them fresh air.

Lots more at Rogue Corps’ Facebook page.

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3 comments for “Legless veterans at the shooting range [10 pictures]

  1. karen
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    these are truly inspirational give paralympics a run for their money….!! well done lads your the amazing, life is life and you never give up!!! xx

  2. AJ
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Awesome.

  3. Bendy
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    While I agree that this war has gone on long enough (not to mention that the people we are “helping” hate us anyway) I have to mention that this is what my husband, brother, cousins, brother-in-law, friends all signed up for. Not losing limbs by any means, but when they enlisted they gave thier lives and their 100% service to their country, regardless of what type of war it was. I don’t agree with “boo to those who send them” because that’s what they are here for. Do I think they should be back here guarding our borders instead? Yes. But regardless of who is President, when you sign on the dotted line and swear your service to your country, no one should discredit the reason you did it. It’s your job. If they weren’t going to be sent to do their job, what was the point of enlisting in the first place?

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