'Salute' picture soldier inspires fundraising effort

Suicide bombers blew off Josh Hargis' legs below the knees in Afghanistan. The picture of the 24-year-old ignoring his agonizing wounds to salute his commander gained international recognition.

Now, he's been walking on prosthetic legs, going up and down steps with the use of a cane and working out in the gym. Hargis has also been riding a hand cycle on the street while his dog, Dent, runs alongside.

Other soldiers have started a two-week walk across Georgia, starting Monday, to raise money for Hargis and other soldiers.

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