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Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb

NPR | Sept. 12, 2013 7:40 a.m.

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Audie Cornish, Quil Lawrence

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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