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McKinley climbers honoring fallen veterans forced to turn back

Bearing the names of more than 350 fallen veterans inscribed on U.S. flags they carried, a team of military veteran climbers was forced to turn around short of the 20,320-foot summit of Mount McKinley on Thursday. “We wanted more than anything to get those names to the top... However, our decision was to not add any more names," Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen said in a video posted on Facebook.

 

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