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VT graduate, double amputee raising money for Veterans

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA -

A double amputee is riding through our area hoping to raise one million dollars for charities like The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, The Semper Fi Fund and Ride2Recovery.

Rob Jones is a Virginia Tech graduate who the joined the Marine Corps reserve as a combat engineer in Roanoke.

Jones lost his legs in Afghanistan in 2010 after stepping on an explosive.

After recovering, he is now biking across the country.

The marine spent Monday night in Rockbridge County and after resting Tuesday will continue tomorrow going through  Lexington, headed through Buchannan.

He rides about thirty miles a day and will eventually end in San Diego after biking about 5400 miles.

Visit robjonesjourney.com to donate and learn more, follow him on Facebook, or track his route in real time.

 

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