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Service dog Sgt. Maximus Charger and his veteran owner’s bond can’t be broken
July 27, 2017

VAIL — Injured paratrooper Philipe Herrera and his three-legged service dog understand each other. “We bonded right away. We’re both a little broken,” Philipe said, smiling. Herrera and his family — wife Christie and children Alyssa, Hannah and Joshua — are in town for the Vail Veterans Program summer family session. “Programs like this are… Read more »

Heroes having fun: Vail Veterans Program hosts injured vets, families

  VAIL — Briana Irwin’s smile was as bright as the Colorado sky as she careened down a zipline. The Irwin clan is in Vail as part of this week’s Vail Veterans Program group. Twelve-year-old Briana flashed a smile as she admitted she was hesitant about ziplining. It’s OK to be apprehensive, even scared, said an amputee… Read more »

Vail Daily | Vail Veterans Program brings another group of heroes to town
March 14, 2017

  VAIL — Vail Fire Chief Mark Novak grinned as he looked around at the organized chaos in his West Vail fire station. Every piece of gear was in the driveway, including the trucks. On the empty floor a couple hundred people milled around, talking, laughing, enjoying themselves and each other. The firefighters were hosting… Read more »

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Heroes having fun: Vail Veterans Program hosts injured vets, families

July 27, 2017

 

VAIL — Briana Irwin’s smile was as bright as the Colorado sky as she careened down a zipline.

The Irwin clan is in Vail as part of this week’s Vail Veterans Program group.

Twelve-year-old Briana flashed a smile as she admitted she was hesitant about ziplining. It’s OK to be apprehensive, even scared, said an amputee who encouraged her. The woman looked Briana straight in the eye, pointed to where her leg used to be, then at Briana’s two healthy legs and told Briana, “If I can do it on one leg, you can do it.”

And they did.

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