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"I got blown up in an IED," says Salazar. "I broke my right femur."
"I was hit with shrapnel from a rocket in Balad, Iraq in 2006," says Genck.
Monday night they were back home, and not just on any American soil. They were on the gridiron, the same grass where heroes tread, and legends are made. During the Monday night football game between the Titans and the Jets, 70,000 fans showed them who the real heroes are, and just how much their service and sacrifice are appreciated. It's all thanks to Craig and Matt Steichen, a father and son from Chicago on a mission to visit all 32 NFL stadiums in a single season. What started as a father/son trip turned into a calling, and at every stop, they take 2 wounded warriors to the game with them. This father/son odyssey started in their hometown, the Windy City. From there, they went to New York City and then Denver and so on, visiting 31 stadiums in 15 weeks. Music City was the last stop on this incredible journey.
"We've gone 40,953 miles in 103 days," says Craig Steichen.
32 stadiums in half as many weeks meant the Steichens had to hit several cities in one weekend several times.
"There was 2 stretches where we had 6 games in 9 days," says Craig Steichen. "We were home 32 hours in a week."
No matter how tired they were, giving up was never an option.
"If this journey was about football, I would have quit after about week 3," says Matt Steichen. "But I've never once wanted to quit because I know that there's 2 guys waiting for me at every single stadium and I get to make a difference in their lives."
"To go out of their way to help people, strangers to them," says Genck. "They don't even know who we are until we meet, you know, it's phenomenal."
For the Steichens, it's moments like these that make it all worth it.
Saturday, December 29 2012, 05:57 PM CST
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.