'The Wounded Warrior Experience': Vets Share Inspiring Stories of Sacrifice and Recovery
Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin sat down with wounded U.S. military veterans at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to give them an opportunity to share their inspiring stories of sacrifice and recovery.
"The Wounded Warrior Experience," an hour-long special, airs on Fox Business Network at 3:00 p.m. ET this Sunday to mark Veterans Day.
Griffin spoke to several of the 50,000 U.S. troops who have been injured in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11, including retired U.S. Army staff sergeants Alex Jauregui, Robert Bartlett and J.D. Williams.
Jauregui, a double amputee, said he's worked to overcome his injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder by taking up skydiving.
"Right now, I get frustrated when I don't go skydiving," Jauregui said. "I'm an adrenaline junkie."
Bartlett, who was badly disfigured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, detailed his injuries and road to recovery, including his doubts about finding a woman who would accept a "guy with half a face."
Bartlett, however, is now happily married, and he leads his fellow veterans on fly fishing trips with Project Healing Waters.
Williams lost his right arm and both legs to an IED blast in Afghanistan, but not his sense of humor.
"I had a blast over there," Williams quipped.
Williams started Mohawk Outdoors, to help heal combat vets by offering activities such as hunting, fishing and camping.
"The outdoors is essentially what healed me completely. I started doing the things I love, and I'm healed completely," Williams said.
Watch the hour-long "Wounded Warrior Experience" special this Sunday, Veterans Day, at 3:00pm ET on Fox Business Network.