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Dan Berschinski / Support vets by ratifying U.N. treaty on the disabled

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 12:01 am

For the first 25 years of my life I was an able-bodied American. I played football and soccer and even ran a few marathons. All of that changed three years ago. Having graduated from West Point, I was serving my country as an Army infantry officer in Afghanistan when I was seriously wounded: I stepped on the unseen trigger of an improvised explosive device, and both my legs were instantly torn from my body. From that moment on, my life has been drastically different.

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