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First combat amputee reaches top of Everest

First combat amputee reaches top of Everest

A Marine Corps veteran who lost his leg in Iraq reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday to become the first combat amputee to conquer the world’s highest mountain.

Thomas Charles “Charlie” Linville, who served as a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps, told USA TODAY before his expedition began that reaching the top of the legendary mountain with its 29,029-foot peak would vanquish personal “demons, showing … people that no, don’t you have pity for disabled veterans because we’re capable of so much more than you think.”

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