The U.S. Walking with the Wounded team gets accustomed to extreme weather during a training trip to Iceland in preparation for an expedition to the South Pole. Team guide Inge Solheim kept the wounded veterans skiing during a blizzard for hours so they would know what to expect at the South Pole, where they will have to ski about 211 miles, in temperatures that could be well below negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit with 55 mph winds. (Photo courtesy of Walking with the Wounded)
6 December 2013

Walking with warriors

A former U.S. Army Soldier, wounded in Iraq, conquered her demons. Now she's attempting to conquer the South Pole.

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Then-Spc. Troy Tow poses during a patrol of a food market in Afghanistan, June 17, 2011. A month later, Tow was wounded when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He spent months recovering and rehabilitating while a member of the Fort Riley, Kan., Warrior Transition Battalion, and now serves as a squad leader at the very same battalion, where he helps his fellow Soldiers heal. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. Troy Tow)
25 November 2013

A Soldier’s journey from warrior in care to caring for warriors

Four months after deploying to Afghanistan, Sgt. Troy Tow was wounded by an improvised explosive device. He spent months recovering and rehabilitating at the Fort Riley Warrior Transition Battalion, and now serves as a squad leader for the very same battalion, helping his fellow Soldiers heal.

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DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson.
11 October 2013

The Hero Street legacy: family, duty, service

In Silvis, Ill., Second Street — a block-and-a-half-long stretch home to a historically Hispanic-American community — has given the nation more than 100 servicemembers since World War II. That's why it's known as Hero Street.

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