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Wounded Vets to Meet Marathon Bombing Victims

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Some Boston Marathon bombing amputees will be meeting with wounded military veterans as part of a nonprofit’s efforts to raise money for both groups.

Craig Steichen from the Chicago area organization Operation Warrior Wishes says the groups will meet Thursday in Boston.

He says he’s hoping the marathon amputees will gather inspiration from veterans who also are amputees.

Later Thursday, the amputees will be going to the home opener of the New England Patriots season together.

Steichen says they’ll also join players on the field before the football game.

Military veteran Chris Claude, who lost part of his right leg because of a bombing in Iraq, says it will be another way for people in the crowd to see the human spirit can’t be broken.