DENVER (AP) — A team of wounded U.S. service members is in London this week for a publicity tour before starting a fundraising race to the South Pole with Britain’s Prince Harry.
The U.S. team members were among the thousands of people who marched in London’s Remembrance Sunday parade, Jason Eckman, the director of the Fort Collins, Colo.-based group Soldiers to Summits, which organized the team, said Monday.
Capt. Ivan Castro of Fort Bragg, N.C., a member who was blinded after mortar shells exploded near him in Iraq, said he was moved by meeting veterans from World War II and later.
“Just think of how history would have been so different if it wasn’t for those people in uniform,” he said in a telephone interview.
Also representing the U.S. are Mark Wise of Colorado Springs, Colo., Therese Frentz of Del Rio, Texas, and Margaux Mange of Yuma, Ariz.