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Soldiers walk to benefit wounded Ranger

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FORT STEWART (WTOC) -

A handful of soldiers and friends left Fort Stewart and headed across Georgia to raise money for a wounded warrior.

Cpl. Josh Hargis lost both of his legs in an October 2013 explosion in southern Afghanistan. The Army Ranger went to a military hospital and a photo of him saluting went viral as the "Salute Seen Around the World".

He faces an uphill challenge through therapy and rehabilitation.

Hargis' brother-in-law, Sgt. Patrick Griffith, organized a walk from Fort Stewart to the National Infantry Musuem at Fort Benning.

Griffith said that Hargis will use a hand-pedal bike to complete the final four miles of the 222 mile journey.

"It's taken four months of logistical planning and getting everyone hear and situated and to get to this day. Now, we're just ready to get out there on the road and get going," Griffith said moments before they began the walk.

For more information, visit www.thewarriorswalk.com

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