Two Combat Amputees Aim For Everest

The day Charlie Linville had his leg amputated, all he could think about was climbing Mount Everest. That was in 2012, after doctors had been trying to save the damaged leg for a year. Linville had been an explosive ordnance disposal tech in the Marine Corps until an IED sent him home from Afghanistan.

The plan to climb Everest came the day before the amputation when Linville met Tim Medvetz, founder and head of a veterans' organization called The Heroes Project. The Heroes Project had been...

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