Wounded & Recovering Soldiers Get Special Trip

Nearly two dozen wounded soldiers made a stop in the east Friday as they head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a much deserved break.

Many American soldiers are wounded on the battle field every year, and for many, they've had to spend months if not years in the Hospital. So the group "Scents for Soldiers" decided to reach out to some of those wounded soldiers and give them a special trip.

Twenty-three wounded soldiers from the Walter Reed Army Hospital and Fort Belvoir are heading to Myrtle Beach for a little rest and relaxation. Friday they made a stop in Wilson on their way to eat at Elk's Lodge. They were greeted by some local veterans.

Soldiers, like Sergeant James Nickelson say this trip means a lot to them because it allows them to getaway from the hospital. Nickelson was wounded while fighting in Iraq and recently learned that he would have to lose his left leg.

Nickelson and the other wounded soldiers say this trip also means a lot to them because it is over Memorial Day weekend and they would like to thank everyone for the support they get.

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