Wounded Marine Vet Sets Out to Win the Baja 500

Jesse Williamson wants to become the first double amputee to win the treacherous race in the desert.
1:45 | 06/05/14

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-- warrior and a need for speed he hopes to make history but he's already blazing a trail for others who have been wounded in war. ABC's David Wright takes us to the desert tonight for a ride one veteran will never forget. Prove it. -- America strong. Off road in the California desert. Jesse Williamson is getting set for the Baja 500 -- hundred mile race through the dishing dirt. Williamson faces some extra challenges he calls -- his paper cuts paper cuts favored. You lost both legs from the knees down because of NI ED in Afghanistan and real answer mr. -- It transformed his life in a flash back home we got hooked on his -- -- and slipped into depression for things you know thing and not to. Proud of -- in -- Room and it just. We'll -- out with a fellow marine came to the rescue first Sargent nick him recruited Jesse to join warrior built. The Southern California garage staffed entirely by combat veterans rebuilding bikes and their lives. This is not your father's VFW post every time now you tell someone else and -- -- myself. Saturday's Baja 500 will be their third race together that Jesse the first double amputee to compete -- terrain like this. -- -- Absolute he's able to adapt for this wounded warrior. Mission a reason to soldier wrong and leave yourself and that's why we would tell you. Our America strong. David Wright ABC news. Temecula California.

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