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Successful Vet Sail Program on the Miles River Runs Its Course by Dick Cooper Once a month for the better part of seven summers, Wounded Warriors would hobble, wheel and walk their way onto a waiting bus near their Washington, D.C., hospital to start the 80 plus mile trip across the Bay Bridge to the Eastern Shore. They had signed up for Vet Sail, a day on the water in St. Michaels. “The signup sheet said we were going on a boat ‘cruise,’ so I wasn’t sure what to wear,” said a soldier

from Wyoming who came dressed in casual slacks and a spiffy sweater. “ That was t he big gest br idge I have seen in my life,” said a GI from the Midwest. “I didn’t think we would ever get across.” “Where are we?” asked yet another soldier. For world t raveler s who had fought in foreign wars, this flat and fertile part of their homeland was uncharted territory. For most, the

Vets sailing on the Miles River aboard Tusitala. 25

February 2015 ttimes web magazine  

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