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Are never -- -- -- the first time in history president George W.
Bush will open up his private -- to some of our nation's bravest heroes it's the starting point for his third annual 100 K wounded warrior like right doctor Marc Siegel is joining President Bush once again for the righty joins us right now live from -- this morning along with one of those wounded -- morning -- -- doctor.
Good morning Steve.
To care for those who have borne the battle Abraham Lincoln said famously and president George W.
Bush is continuing in that tradition.
It's his third annual W hundred K -- -- -- at this time it for the first time it's at his ranch the prairie chapel ranch 15100 acres.
Outside -- Crawford Texas with 43 miles that's right 43 miles of bike trails were starting this morning.
And everybody is very excited about it with a wounded warriors here -- -- I have with me major Jim Anderson and his son -- -- served for.
Active duty for over eighteen years Steve in I Iraq Afghanistan in the Balkans he wounded his knees.
Some wounds still are not visible and he's also suffered from -- -- state.
Jim tell me what it feels like to ride with President Bush today and what mountain biking means to you.
How is such an honor and a privilege to have President Bush as a man with such a character in the face of adversity that it truly is a pleasure to be able to -- with him this morning.
And mountain biking has been such a a great way for me to be able to.
Without being able to run with some of the knee injuries that I've suffered that it's been.
A way that I've been able to overcome some obstacles in my life and I continue to persevere and -- -- -- Went over 200000 vets ActiveX suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder I think it's one of the old untold stories.
You told me yesterday do you think it's losing its stigma.
You've been in treatment for -- tell me what it feels like to try to overcome PT SD and get back to realize.
Well I think it shows -- all wounds from war and I've been in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Are not always visible and with the over ten years of war.
We have had many many veterans that have had suffered from PT SD.
So it shows that we -- veterans are able to overcome.
Psychological difficulties as well as -- -- difficulties.
-- you -- like -- -- an inspiration to you is traveling to Australia now tell me what he means to you all remains so much to me along with his and his sister Caitlin back home.
They really are such a source of inspiration to me.
That he's going to be taking a people to people -- ambassador trip to Australia this summer.
And I'm so proud of him and all of his accomplishments.
I think they're gonna far out Al distance -- thing that that I may do here in the future so.
Well I think you're gonna do great today thank you Steve as I said last year if the writers see President Bush to traveling too fast if they see me they're traveling way -- -- up -- -- -- -- doctor Marc Siegel who's going to be on his bike in no time obviously.
It's a great day for you as the pride of Brooklyn takes to Crawford Texas later today doctor -- Think -- much and all I hope -- Brooklyn -- the Brooklyn church doesn't offend them.
But I have little if anything happens we have doctor somebody standing by at that to help you got another member of the eighteen to help remember the eight team -- Bags Agassi also a lot of.
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