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Bionics technology helps wounded veteran to stand

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Army Chief Warrant Officer Gary Linfoot is interviewed by Al Roker Monday on the Today show Army Chief Warrant Officer Gary Linfoot is interviewed by Al Roker Monday on the Today show

An army veteran with a tie to Siouxland is making great strides after a 2008 helicopter crash in Iraq left him unable to walk.  Army Chief Warrant Officer Gary Linfoot appeared on the Today Show Monday wearing an exo-bionics suit.  Linfoot is one of three wounded veterans who are testing the technology that enables them to stand and regain some of their mobility.

Linfoot was joined by his wife Mary, a Sioux City native, in the appearance outside the Today Show studios, where he was thanked for his service by weatherman Al Roker.

Linfoot told Al Roker that he is "excited and proud to be standing shoulder-to- shoulder with the nation's veterans."

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