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November 10, 2022

Veteran Who Biked across the U.S. to Honor Fallen Soldiers Also Finds Healing

By Christopher D. Kolenda

After four combat tours in Afghanistan, retired Army Col. Chris Kolenda wanted to honor his fellow soldiers. He went from not riding a bike in 20 years to riding 1,700 miles across the U.S. "I said to myself, 'You know, I'm not getting any younger,'" he told CBS News. Kolenda biked across the country to visit the gravesites of the six fallen paratroopers from the unit he commanded. He has their names engraved on his bike.

Watch the full interview from CBS News.

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