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Wounded Veterans ride bikes to help others

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Denny Salisbury and Nathan DeWalt served in different branches of the military but these days they are on the same team.

Both take part in the Ride to Recovery effort. The program is designed to raise money to help improve the health and welfare of wounded war veterans.

Salisbury and DeWalt met a few weeks ago while taking part in a bicycle ride from Chicago to Detroit. Salisbury, a marine, was wounded in 2007 while serving in Iraq. His vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device. He was the only person who walked away from the explosion.

DeWalt was hit by a cab when he was participating in pre-deployment training and was paralyzed from the waste down. He uses a hand cycle during events. Both say riding bicycles gives them a chance to bond with other wounded veterans who are trying to adjust to life after being injured or suffering from post traumatic stress.

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