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    D.J. Skelton was severely wounded while fighting in the Iraq War in 2004. Since then, he has founded a outdoor sports nonprofit for the disabled community, written a book, completed two fellowships, served as a military advisor to the Pentagon, and has recently returned to active duty combat in Afghanistan.
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    On Nov. 6, 2004, Skelton was attacked by Iraqi insurgents, taking shrapnel and AK47 rounds to his face and body.
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    During his recovery, Skelton (right) co-founded Paradox Sports, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the disabled community play outdoor sports.
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    Paradox Sports Executive Director Malcolm Daly tells ABC News, "I've only climbed with him once, and I've seen him do '5.12s'...It's really hard, in lay person world standards."
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    Skelton also ice climbs in addition to rock climbing.
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    Here, a young D.J. Skelton and friend. "Although his body was wounded, his warrior spirit was not," Gen. Peter Chiarelli told ABC News.
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    After six years, Skelton is returning to combat. He credits his recovery to family, friends and a double amputee at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
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    Wounded Iraq War veteran Jonathan Pruden, who is active in sports, is an outreach coordinator with the Wounded Warrior Project.
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    Pruden recently participated in the Soldier Ride, a nationwide event to raise funds and awareness.
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