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On this Memorial Day we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
Tonight we show you some who survived but came back for more in much different shape than when they arrived.
Bret Baier went with a small group of them on a very special trip with their former commander in chief.
Bush said he did not expect to be a wartime president.
But after 9/11 he sent tens of thousands of troops into Afghanistan.
And then later into a rock.
So far more than 6000.
Men and women have lost their lives in those two wars and more than 43000.
Have been injured.
For many the stories of their recovery or as amazing as their -- -- on the battlefield.
And the fight to move forward in spite of those injuries he just part of this story a story about much more than just a mountain bike ride.
Among the warriors wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
21 year old marine staff sergeant Andy Hatcher.
He lost his right leg when the truck he was riding in was hit by an IEG.
In Fallujah on Thanksgiving Day 2000 -- I try to click my heels together like Saving Private Ryan they didn't move together sells like all right well.
Maybe I should just kind of hold off here and in and wait till somebody.
Comes -- -- It was outside of Baghdad on the fourth of July 2005.
That -- IED exploded next army sergeant Sam still shrapnel flew off.
From my -- -- ricocheted off my chest plate.
And sheared off most my left -- army specialist Jacob Lerner who lost his left foot outside of Jalal -- while on patrol.
-- -- -- a land -- in Afghanistan.
22 year old army specialist Juan Carlos Hernandez was riding in a chinook helicopter in Afghanistan on October 13 2009.
When it was hit by a rocket propelled grenade.
The explosion -- -- -- -- -- came through with everything that college is basically take my foot off fan and without -- on expectation.
Chris self lost his leg as a result of a fire fight in Iraq on December 28 2008.
As part of their rehabilitation.
All of these men took up cycling and fell in love with us.
Dealing with an amputation.
Is can be very challenging.
Recycling is it's kind of been my god -- it was probably the most integral part -- all -- -- rehabilitation.
For the mental aspect other than the the physical aspect allowed me to rebuild myself physically they're really gives me wonderful outlet to to clear my head in and it take a break.
Which gave them something in common with their former commander in chief.
President George W.
Bush during his time in office bush got heavily involved in off road biking and the 64 year old former president.
-- that after leaving office it was that mutual passion for the sport that brought the former commander in chief and fourteen injured veterans together.
In a windswept corner of Texas to test themselves again.
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