04/18/13 - 2:48pm
McCALL, Idaho (AP) — They came to ride and reconnect, and easily mixed with the dozens of volunteers who helped coordinate the inaugural Disabled Veterans Snowmobile Ride.
Many of the 13 wounded veterans who participated had never ridden a snowmobile, including Chris Tschida of Meridian, who lost a hand and sustained other injuries when an insurgent tossed two grenades into his tank in Iraq. Tschida wears a prosthetic hook on his left arm, but it didn’t stop him from joining his fellow veterans and trying out snowmobiling.
“I’m trying to see how far I can go,” he said.