Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=109749
Story Retrieval Date: 5/25/2013 10:06:49 AM CST
WASHINGTON -- Army 2nd Lieutenant Ryan Kules lost an arm and a leg in Iraq when his vehicle drove over a roadside bomb. The other two soldiers traveling with Kules were killed in the incident. He decided that he would never give up his fight to recover and started running the Warriors to Work program to help others.
Kules, now married with a child, assists veterans of recent conflicts in job training programs. He starts by helping them build a resume and follows them all the way through their job search.
President-elect Barack Obama recently appointed an injured veteran to head up the Department of Veterans Affairs. Retired Army General Eric Shinseki has been appointed to the position. Shinsecki has received full support from the Wounded Warrior Project.