Sunday, March 13, 2005

Clark & Associates helps soldiers walk again

Saturday, March 12, 2005 6:06 AM CST
Clark & Associates helps soldiers walk again
By EMILY CHRISTENSEN, Courier Staff Writer

WATERLOO --- After 72 hours of work the fit is nearly perfect.

Lonnie Moore has been through a dozen fittings since flying into Waterloo three days earlier. But, if he can go home happy, the rigorous hours twisting, pushing and pulling won't matter.

"It feels a lot better already," he says.

A small smile of satisfaction uncurls on the face of Matt Hutchings, one of the many men responsible for the new prosthetic leg.

Moore, 29, is one of hundreds of soldiers Hutchings, Dennis Clark and their partners at Clark & Associates have helped. Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., contacted the company in October 2003.
When the war in Iraq started, no one at Walter Reed thought the conflict would last long enough to create a large influx of patients. The United States was supposed to hit fast and hard, take out important targets and leave little room for retaliation. What the military didn't count on was a prolonged rebuilding effort more dangerous for combatants than the war itself.

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