Friday, August 30, 2013

Navy SEAL taking a leap to help wounded SEAL

Navy SEALs to parachute into Washington-Grizzly, hope to raise $50K for wounded Montana colleague
The Missoulian
By Martin Kidston
August 29, 2013

Attending a University of Montana football game was the last thing on Bo Reichenbach’s mind last July when he was critically injured by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan.

More than a year later, the 24-year old Navy SEAL and Billings native continues to recover at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital, learning to use his prosthetic legs while fighting off infections.

While the battle toward recovery has been slow, Reichenbach is winning the fight, and this weekend, at least, he’ll get his chance to attend Montana’s season opener against Appalachian State University on Saturday night.

“He’s a Griz fan, and he’s very excited to come out,” said Reichenbach’s father, Don. “I never thought I’d be doing what I am with him. All things considered, it’s all pretty amazing.”

Reichenbach’s road to Washington-Grizzly Stadium and the season opener was a long one.
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