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Marine Veteran Bikes Across America Raising Money, Awareness For Wounded Veterans

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A man is embarking on an inspiring story, cycling across the county to raise money and awareness for wounded vets.  

What makes the story even more inspiring is that the cyclist, Rob Jones, is a wounded veteran himself.  

Jones was injured by an improvised explosive device while in Afghanistan and is now a double amputee. 

The Marine Veteran began last week in Bar Harbor, Maine and still has about 5,000 miles to go.  

 Jones knows it's a long journey, but he has the support of many.

His brother, Stephen, is following him in a truck with supplies and sleeping cots for when they rest.  

 Jones was fitted with prosthetics and used his recovering time to learn how to bike and was inspired by an idea.  

Jones hopes to raise $1 million dollars for the Coalition to Salute American Heroes. He expects to finish in southern California in about six months.