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WASHINGTON – Ryan Kules was leading a military patrol in Iraq in 2005, when the blast from a roadside bomb threw him from his vehicle and severed his right arm and left leg. Kules, a former Army captain, was stabilized at a hospital in Baghdad and airlifted to a military hospital in Germany for emergency surgery to clean up and close his wounds. He was transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he underwent more than two dozen surgeries followed by 18 months of rehabilitation.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/veterans/2024-07-12/veterans-combat-injuries-retirement-benefits-14464392.html
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