Veterans Speak Out After Historic Mount Everest Climb

The three U.S. veterans on Team USX tell "GMA" how they summited Mt. Everest to bring attention to veterans' issues.
1:44 | 05/30/16

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♪ Back now with really incredible achievement on this E memorial day, brand-new images of Chad jukes reaching the top of Mt. Everest part of an amazing journey to honor fellow service men and women. Take a look. We followed their trek the incredible journey. We're team usx. Reporter: This morning, team usx, three American veterans talking to us from base camp for the first time since they reached the top of the world last week. I would definitely say that climbing Mt. Everst has been worth. That's Chad jukes hit by an ied in Iraq in 2006, he climbed with a prosthetic leg and active duty captain E lease, her goal is to remember the others. I have a picture of Keith Williams and Benjamin crane. Reporter: Now telling us the 17,000-foot descent was actually the hardest part. Definitely the descent was not favorable conditions. Reporter: Despite the dangers, the cause they say worth every step. The team climbing to raise awareness for PTSD and the growing number of veteran suicides at least 22 a day. It's not necessarily about us summiting Everest. That was a success, which is awesome. But really what we're most proud of the difference that we've been able to make in other's lives. Incredible. It's incredible. We salute them and everybody who's served this country and many of them making the ultimate sacrifice.

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