Organization helps immobile veterans

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BY KEVIN TREVELLYAN

The 100th chair was donated to Twin Falls-based nonprofit Outdoor Salute to Veterans during a ceremony Saturday at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center in Fort Hall.

Veterans Mobility Corporation is affiliated with Chapter 972 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Air Force veteran Mark Yearsley, of Jerome, started Outdoor Salute to Veterans. Yearsley will loan out the chair to veterans so that they can participate in some of the activities his organization holds.

Yearsley was injured in the Gulf War and later had his right leg amputated after 21 unsuccessful surgeries. He said he was depressed for several years because of his inability to participate in the outdoor activities he once loved.

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