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Evansville Marine, wounded in Afghanistan, receives electric vehicle

ARLINGTON, Va. - An Evansville Marine injured in Afghanistan was one of 25 soldiers awarded personal mobility vehicles at a ceremony in Arlington, Va., on Thursday.


State Journal staff | Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009 8:55 pm

The Segs4Vets program presented Cpl. Jacob Janes and other service members with two-wheeled, electric Segway PTs at the Marine Corps War Memorial, according to a statement from U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, who was at the ceremony.

Janes lost both legs below the knees after he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in April. He was awarded the Purple Heart and other service medals.

The nonprofit, grass-roots Segs4Vets has awarded 356 Segways to disabled veterans since 2006.