Transcript for Wounded Warrior Makes History on Mount Everest
We're back now with an epic feat. An American hero becoming the first ever combat amputee to reach the top of Mt. Everest. A team of soldiers and veterans close behind. All part of a mission to inspire and help their fellow vets. This morning, Marine Corps staff sergeant Charlie lynnville is the first ever combat amputee to reach the summit. Not far behind, required staff sergeant Chad jux. Juxs' team of American soldiers just four days away from reaching everyreach ING Everest's summit. We're feeling good. Feeling strong. Reporter: The vets are among the first wave of climbers taking on F rest since the earthquake rocked Nepal last spring. The climbers battling 60-mile-an-hour winds and drastic temperature changes. I have a picture of PFC Keith Williams and staff sergeant Benjamin crane. I'm bringing them to the summit for their families. Reporter: Also to bring an awareness with veteran mental health with an estimated 22 U.S. Vets committing suicide every day. I have found great satisfaction, great happiness in getting into the outdoors. And I think that a lot of people can share in that healing power. I mean, it's truly remarkable. If all goes according to plan, Chad jukes should summit sometime on Monday. Whoo! I know. It's incredible. Coming up, get ready to
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