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Wounded vets meet Boston Marathon bombing victims

September 12, 2013
Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Wounded veterans and Boston Marathon bombing survivors are coming together to share their stories of strength and resilience.

A dozen military veterans who have undergone amputations met Thursday in Boston with 11 marathon amputees as part of an effort by a Chicago-area nonprofit called Operation Warrior Wishes.

Thursday night, they'll go together to the New England Patriots' home season opener against the New York Jets.

Marc Fucarile (FYOO-kuh-ril) of Stoneham, Mass., lost his leg in the marathon bombings. He says he was inspired by the veterans' stories and was honored to meet them.

Veteran Michael Fox of San Diego, who lost both legs when he stepped on a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, says the veterans and marathon victims are like-minded people in similar situations.



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