Last Thursday, Thomas Charles "Charlie" Linville, a Marine Corps veteran who lost his right leg in Iraq in 2011, became the first combat amputee to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Linville, who climbed with The Heroes Project during his third attempt, hopes his feat will show that veterans with disabilities are capable of more than other people think. For more details on this story, go to http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/05/19/veteran-first-combat-amputee-summit-everest/84537660/.
Update: Five days after Linville, former Army Staff Sgt. Chad Jukes was the second combat amputee to reach the top of Mt. Everest.