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Peter Harsch, director of prosthetics at San Diego Naval Medical Center, makes some adjustments to the prosthesis worn by Marine Lt. Cameron West. "The sooner you get rid of the wheelchair, the better," Harsch said.
The war in Afghanistan ended in less than three weeks for Marine Lt. Cameron "Big Country" West.
The battle to rebuild his life -- after a roadside bomb tore apart his body -- will go on for years.
West is part of the Wounded Warrior Battalion, a group created for troops whose injuries require months of care. For him and many other injured Marines, life changed with a footstep.