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Vets find camaraderie in cooking ‘boot camp’

By Michael Hill - The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday Feb 22, 2012 10:15:57 EST

HYDE PARK, N.Y. — Julio Gerena is in a wheelchair, his long career in the Navy and Army forever behind him. But the 52-year-old recaptured some of the old military camaraderie while peeling potatoes and chopping cilantro in a crowded kitchen.

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