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Fri June 27, 2014

Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 1:16 pm

Fifteen Iraq and Afghanistan vets, many of them disabled, climbed Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Sept. 11. The climb is the culmination of a three-day hike, which for many of the vets has had the therapeutic effect of reproducing a combat patrol — just without the bombs or bullets.

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