Double Amputee Veteran Riding Cross Country

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Wichita, KAN. -- A decorated Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan is in Kansas today half way through his bicycle ride across America.

Rob Jones was in El Dorado Monday fishing up his daily 35 mile ride. He's been doing that every day since he left Main in October. His progress is noted on the side of the support truck driven by his brother.

Jones lost both legs in an I-E-D explosion in 2010. But that hasn't slowed him down from trying to raise one million dollars for three charities that help veterans. The charities are; The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, the Semper Fi Fund and Ride 2 Recovery.

And he's not asking the "why me" question when it comes to his condition. "When it happens, you've just got to acknowledge that it happened and there's nothing that's going to change it," said Jones. "And you've only got one life so you've just got to make the best of it."

His 5,400 mile journey will end in San Diego in April. You can follow Rob's progress and contribute to his charities by going to his web page or check him out on Facebook under Rob Jones Journey.

There will be a reception for Jones at the American Legion Hall in Newton Tuesday, January 21st. After spending the night it's back on the road Wednesday morning heading west.

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