Maine camp hosts wounded veterans

11:57 PM, Aug 28, 2013   |    comments
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NORTH BELGRADE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A camp in Maine opened its doors this week to five families of wounded veterans.

Camp Kennebec is hosting the National Veterans Family Center. The camp is inspired by Travis Mills, one of only five surviving quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The veterans and their families have been keeping busy this week with all kinds of activities, like fishing, tubing, boating, and archery. The entire camp has been adapted to make it accessible, including a giant ramp that leads down to the water.

Four of the five veterans attending the camp this week are still undergoing treatment at Walter Reed Medical center. The fifth, Jeremy Gilley, is from Maine and is back home.

Over time, Camp Kennebec hopes to make the National Veterans Family Center a year-round program.


















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