Tuesday, March 29, 2005

soldiers find comfort among peers

Amputee soldiers find comfort among peers

Published Tuesday, March 29, 2005
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (AP) - Cpl. Isaiah Ramirez endured the rigors of Marine Corps basic training and two tours of high-risk duty in Iraq.

But since his lower right leg was shot off in January, Ramirez says he’ll be happy just to walk again.

Ramirez, 21, took his first steps toward that goal this month at Brooke Army Medical Center, where two dozen amputees wounded in the Iraq war have become a tightly knit group as they adjust together to life-altering injuries.

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Amputees mentioned in this article:

Isaiah Ramirez

Albert Ross

Chris Leverkuhn

Daniel Seefeldt


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