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News | Nov. 16, 2022

Wounded Marine finishes 205-mile walk to the CFI on Veterans Day

By Lori Newman

 A wounded warrior walked 205 miles in 11 days carrying a 50-pound rucksack to show his support for other wounded service members.

Retired Marine Cpl. Nick Perales, an amputee who recovered at Brooke Army Medical Center, walked from his home in Houston, to the Center for the Intrepid, arriving on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

In February 2011, Perales, a scout sniper, lost his leg and suffered other injuries after stepping on an improvised explosive device while deployed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. After his injuries, he said he felt “helpless and hopeless.”

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