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Wish comes true for veteran who lost limbs serving in Iraq

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Iraq War vet Hilario Bermanis II, from Pohnpei, Micronesia, received a specially equipped van Thursday from Help Our Military Heroes. Above, Norman Berg, left, mobility consultant for Soderholm Bus and Mobility; therapist Dana Rauckhorst; Bermanis; and his father, Hilario Bermanis I, looked at the modifications in the van.

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    Iraq War veteran Hilario “HB” Bermanis II checked out his new van.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Iraq War veteran Hilario “HB” Bermanis II, from Pohnpei, Micronesia, received a specially outfitted van Thursday from Help Our Military Heroes officials. Above, Bermanis’ family presented Laurie Hollander, president and co-founder of HOMH, with a carved fish sculpture.

A line of assistance stretched from Connecticut to Hawaii to Micronesia on Thursday for a triple-amputee Army veteran wounded in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq in 2003. Read more

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