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Saluting Soldier Takes First Steps

A neck brace helped stabilize Josh Hargis as he lay in a hospital bed with a tube coming out of his mouth. The injuries he sustained in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan took his legs, nearly took his life, but didn't take his valor. The severely incapacitated Hargis managed to salute a commander awarding him the Purple Heart, despite his wounds. The image of the moment went viral.

The photo is known as "The Salute Seen around the World" and Nightly News has continued documenting Hargis' recovery.

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Here's how you can help Hargis and others like him. Visit the Association of the United States Army.