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Local Marine, fellow servicemen 'summit Everest' to help Wounded Warriors

It took a region Marine and 14 of his fellow servicemen nine hours last weekend to "scale Everest" using the strength of their arms.

August 12, 2013 6:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

Ten of the 15-man pull-up team take time for a group photo while training in southern Afghanistan. The group, including Crete native, Marine Chief Warrant Officer Aaron McKee, in the front row, third from the left, is preparing to do enough pull-ups to match the elevation of Mount Everest in…

August 08, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

One wouldn't expect a group of U.S. Marines, Navy Seabees and other British and civilian forces — stationed in the heart of a war zone and already risking life and limb — to take on duties beyond the noble tasks already at hand.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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