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

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. (ret.) Charlie Linville is fitted with a helmet by U.S. Air Force SSgt Thomas Howard, 173rd Fighter Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment, in preperation for an F-15 familiarization flight with the Nov. 14, 2016 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Linville, suffered an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2011 and subsequently lost his leg below the right knee. Despite his injuries he went on to become the first combat amputee to summit Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest mountain in May. He visited the Wing to speak to Airmen about his experiences both good and bad during his recovery. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

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