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Double amputee completes handcycle ride across US for wounded veterans

What started as a joke between Marines in a San Diego recovery room in the spring ended Sunday, more than 4,000 miles later in Virginia, as double amputee Toran Gaal hand-cranked his bike past the Marine Corps Memorial, through a row of American flags into the arms of his wife and children for the first time in two months.

Searchers hold off on search for missing veteran in Uwharrie National Forest

Several teams of veterans have been in the Uwharrie National Forest (UNF) since Thursday looking for Michael Kirkpatrick, a missing veteran from Fayetteville. Kirkpatrick, 29, is a combat veteran of the Iraq war and suffers from PTSD.

Thousands stolen from American Legion post

About $15,000 in cash was stolen from American Legion Post 86 in Gray Saturday night by thieves who broke into a safe.


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