Amputee Vets Prove They Can Surf

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PISMO BEACH, Calif. (AP) – As a child of 1970s California, Derek McGinnis felt that riding waves was like a birthright, and losing his left leg to a suicide bomber in Iraq wasn’t going to stop him from surfing again.

So, he rallied nearly a dozen other wounded-in-action amputees he met in a military hospital and brought them to one of California’s last old-fashioned beach towns.

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