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Nicole Fruge
San Antonio Express-News

"Carrying On"

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"Carrying ON" On September 4, 2006, Staff Sgt. Daniel Barnes was on a night road clearance mission near Baghdad when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. A few hours later, doctors at the 10th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad amputated both of his legs and Daniel began his long journey home. Daniel's athleticism has carried him far but his above the knee amputations have made using prosthetics difficult. It has been a year and a half filled with small triumphs and frustrating setbacks.


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