GOOD NEWS A Marine Who Lost His Leg in Afghanistan Has Climbed Mt. Everest
A Wounded Warrior who lost his leg in Afghanistan has become the first combat-wounded U.S. veteran to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
Marine Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain yesterday.
— The Heroes Project (@HeroesProjectUS) May 19, 2016
"Charlie Linville has officially made history as the first combat wounded #veteran to ever reach the top of Mount Everest. He couldn't have reached the top of the world without your support and encouragement. With this accomplishment, Operation 7 Summits is complete!" The Heroes Project announced on Instagram.
The group uses the climbs to empower wounded veterans and inspire them to do great things despite their injuries.
In addition to losing his leg, 30-year-old Linville suffered a severe brain injury when a bomb that he was defusing went off in Afghanistan in 2011.
He reached the 29,000-foot summit on his third attempt.
"I was looking for something to completely change myself... and really get rid of the demons that were created from war," the Idaho native told CBS in April before leaving on his journey.
Fox News Headlines 24/7 reporter Carley Shimkus reported that another Wounded Warrior, Retired Army Staff Sergeant Chad Jukes, is right behind Linville and is expected to reach the summit Monday.