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Updated: 01/07/2014 01:25:49PM

Walk for a hero

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U.S. Army Ranger Josh Hargis and his wife, Taylor, are expecting their first child in May.

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Sgt. Patrick Griffith, Hargis’ brother-in-law, is organizing a 222-mile Warrior Walk to defray the costs of future items he may need to aid in his recovery.

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Hargis watches as a hospital worker fits him with a new prosthetic leg.

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With his new prosthetic legs, Josh Hargis is able to stand and hug is wife, Taylor.

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U.S. Army Ranger Josh Hargis saluted his commanding officer from his hospital bed after receiving the Purple Heart Medal for his wounds.

By AL HEMINGWAY

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Joshua Hargis always wanted to be a U.S. Army Ranger.

Initially rejected because of a high school sports injury, the Cincinnati native was disappointed but determined to fulfill his lifelong dream. Finally, he was allowed to enlist and eventually achieved his goal — attending the arduous two-month Ranger School — and being assigned to the elite 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, a unit that can trace its lineage back to the famed Merrill’s Marauders of World War II.

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