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1st Combat Amputee to summit Mt. Everest visits 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville, who was medically retired after suffering an IED blast in Afghanistan, addresses 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon Oct. 14, 2016, and explains how he overcame an amputation, PTSD, and depression in order to be the first combat injured veteran to summit Mt. Everest in May. Linville devotes a significant amount of his time to helping veterans and talks to audiences around the Nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

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