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Vail Veterans, 10th Mountain Whiskey: A spirited partnership
VAIL – Chris Fesmire lost his legs in combat. After active duty in the Marines, he found his purpose in Colorado.
Fesmire was wounded in 2004, in Iraq. As he recovered, he was transferred to Walter Reed military hospital in Washington, D.C. On his first day there, in March of 2005, Vail Veterans Program founder Cheryl Jensen came by, looking for volunteers to participate in the then-new program to bring wounded vets to the Vail Valley.
“Cheryl came in and asked me if I wanted to ski Vail,” Fesmire said. His answer was an immediate “yes,” although Fesmire added, with a laugh, that quick decision may have been influenced by the medications he was taking at the time.