Honoring Wounded Warriors

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and Louis CK honor veteran Derek Herrera.
3:16 | 11/08/14

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Our persons of the week it's not often we get to take you backstage was so meaning to wants tonight Bruce Springsteen Michael Wood Jon Stewart Louie CK. But they would be the first to tell you they are hardly the headliners here. Tonight they're helping us honor our heroes. How are persons of the week. You brought that New York's Madison Square Garden justice everywhere else is riding to the seats filling up backstage Bruce Springsteen likely will be. In week who behind the curtain to thank you it's what I like and so. You find a friend to. Darman are. On eight years running his stand up for heroes into himself covering the war people reprise comeback. Never forgetting our veterans for fighting to come back to waiting to go on comedian Jon Stewart comes back every year. Sits on one thing that you said not long ago was that it's it's quite moving that you perform for people or so much better you know yes. Writes I stand by that statement very good at making veterans were not quite that carrier. As an immaterial tonight. But it often it and it will be incredibly vulgar as expected. Comedian Louie CK who visited O troops overseas. Miracle remembering his own visitor Walter Reed and at the end. I said I'm sorry for what happened you and he couldn't really talk music I. And comedian Jon Oliver whose new HBO show hardly world news tonight. He calls it last week tonight he married into rock veteran in army medic. I was in Afghanistan. Lost you always want and not always tell people think you must complete smear it suddenly Bob Woodward's wife Lee. First any. Birthday tomorrow only tour and makes as much sense your public for fear gets isn't really news media I don't I don't know what you're going should no longer can or money. Well. But the true star waiting in his dressing. They're captain Derek perera a marine shot in the spine by a sniper in Afghanistan paralyzed from the chest down. He wants to its six to now about to put on what's called the re walked Exel skeleton technology. About to walk across that stage he's won it before but never in for a disgruntled debts but forgot walking was like until. Through most of us owns or walking again and thank you and and surprised us. Yeah. Backstage his wife Maura Kelly teacher telling me what it was like the first time she saw him walk again. To see him backup and student who so I always get initial thinking about it. He's tall and Kyoto look him in the eye and give him a hug standing have been. Yes it's just it's one of those moments I won't forget. Derek and so many of our wounded warriors gathered in one place a tribute. Balls. One night while and it's all to ponder them remind. And so we choose our wounded warriors and all of our veterans and we've veterans day coming we want to hear from all of you leave your message of thanks that are FaceBook page used to hash tags honoring that. I'll see you later here for 20/20 and right back here Monday night and tilt.

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