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Paraplegic Veteran Bikes Cross-Country
Paraplegic Veteran Bikes Cross-Country

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AIR DATE: March 6, 2012

Wesley Barrientos is an Iraq war veteran and the recipient of three Purple Hearts. He is currently participating in a 4,163-mile cross country cycle ride with fellow Iraq veteran, Jeremy Staat, to raise awareness about veteran health issues. But Barrientos does not have his legs to make this trip. He lost them in a 2007 incident in Iraq when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device and he was severely wounded. To cycle, he uses his arms, upper-body and mental strength. He joins us from the road to talk about his journey.
 
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Wesley Barrientos, Iraq War Veteran
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