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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 – Two wounded warriors reached the highest peak in North America on June 16, but their summit of Mount McKinley was bittersweet as three of their teammates had to turn back.
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2009 – A soldier who was wounded in Iraq is looking for closure for his injuries and a new starting point for his life this week as part of a team attempting to scale North America’s highest peak.
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2009 - Before he was wounded in Iraq while serving in the Army as a special operations soldier, Matt Nyman's life revolved around family and outdoor activities. Now, despite having lost his right leg below the knee, he's planning on fulfilling a long-time dream as he tries to conquer North America's highest peak.
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2009 – The loss of his right arm while serving in Iraq made something as simple as eating a challenge for retired Marine Capt. Jonathan F. Kuniholm, who recently set out with three other wounded veterans to conquer Mount McKinley.
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2009 – Summiting the highest peak in North America, will make Marc Hoffmeister’s other challenges, like earning his commission as an Army officer by graduating from West Point, seem like a mole hill, by comparison.
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 - Today marks the start of a monumental challenge
for four wounded veterans, their two mentors and one guide, as they move
from the base of the mountain in Alaska's Denali National Park to the
mountain's base camp at an elevation of 6,850 feet. Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, challenges anyone so bold as to try to conquer its peak, some 20,320 feet into the Alaskan sky.