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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Veterans Dive To Raise Awareness About Overfishing

Sgt. Sergeant Stephen Jackel dives for the first time with two prosthetic legs off the coast of West Palm Beach. (Operation:Blue Pride)

Sgt. Sergeant Stephen Jackel dives for the first time with two prosthetic legs off the coast of West Palm Beach. (Operation:Blue Pride)

This summer, veterans from across the country are headed to the shores of West Palm Beach, Fla., for one reason: to build a new army of undersea soldiers who bring awareness about overfishing.

The program is called “Operation: Blue Pride” and these new recruits come from a band of unlikely soldiers.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Patricia Sagastume of WLRN explains why these vets are fighting the good fight in shark-infested waters.

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