Wounded Vet Charlie Linville Becomes First Combat Amputee to Summit Mount Everest

Charlie Linville accomplished a feat few people can claim on Thursday when he successfully summited Mount Everest.

Even more miraculously, however, he became the first combat wounded veteran to reach the 29,029 foot peak — and he did so after losing his leg in Afghanistan in 2011.

Linville, a Marine Corps veteran from Boise, Idaho, was climbing with Nat Geo’s “Going Wild” host Tim Medvetz, who is also founder of The Heroes Project.

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