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Top of the world: Marine amputee makes history with Everest climb

Top of the world: Marine amputee makes history with Everest climb

A combat-wounded Marine veteran made good on his third attempt to scale the world’s highest peak, the group behind his climb announced Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville, whose injuries in a 2011 blast in Afghanistan led to the amputation of his right leg below his knee, made the climb as part of “Operation Everest: 2016,” a team assembled by The Heroes Project, a nonprofit group that sponsors climbing expeditions for wounded warriors and active-duty soldiers.

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