Army returning amputees to combat.

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Tales from a broken Army: “In an about-face by the Pentagon, the military is putting many more amputees back on active duty — even back into combat, in some cases.” Sgt. Tawan Williamson, “a 30-year-old Chicago native who is missing his left leg below the knee and three toes on the other foot, acknowledged that some will be skeptical of a maimed soldier back in uniform. ‘But I let my job show for itself,’ he said. ‘At this point, I’m done proving. I just get out there and do it.'”

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