Iraq Vet Opening Vet-Run, Military-Style GymTwenty-eight-year-old Derek Weida lost his right leg after being shot while on patrol in Iraq. Now he's opening a gym run solely by combat veterans
Iraq Vet Plans To Open Vet-Run, Military-Style GymTwenty-eight-year-old Derek Weida lost his right leg after being shot while on patrol in Iraq. "I was thinking, ‘There's a good chance I could die out here.’ And I obviously came really close," Weida said. He struggled with what to do with his life when he came home, but now he has a plan to help himself, and veterans just like him. Derek loved everything about the military, especially the brothers and sisters he made as part of the 82nd Airborne Division.

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