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Injured serviceman Josh Wetzel to throw out first pitch against Georgia

Army SPC Josh Wetzel’s road to recovery is taking him to Plainsman Park this Friday.

Wetzel, an Auburn fan whose story went viral in Auburn circles last year after a prayerful, Auburn-shirted visit with President Barack Obama in a hospital room full of Auburn posters—a photo of their meeting hangs in the West Wing—was invited by Auburn baseball coach John Pawlowski to throw out the first pitch Friday night for Auburn’s game against Georgia. And it will probably be a pretty good throw.

Wetzel and his awesome new legs have already handled first pitch duties for the University of North Alabama. Here he is warming up outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, ME.

Wounded War Eagle Warrior.
Wounded War Eagle Warrior: The injuries Josh Wetzel sustained in Afghanistan last spring required both of his legs to be amputated.

Photos: Paige Wetzel.

Related: Auburn amputee has tiger-striped legs.


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