Some say the best things in life are free, but the first thing to come to mind may not have been a free scuba-diving vacation. But that was just the case for a few active soldiers and veterans who were hurt on the job. A group known as "Eagle Divers," is taking soldiers like Sgt. Richard King on a scuba diving trip, where they will be doing more than just admiring the water life.
Eagle Divers is a non-profit organization that works to rehabilitate wounded and injured service members. One of its founders, Todd Shaw, is a veteran, and he says the idea behind the group came to him through personal experience. He was wounded in the line of duty. "We learned that when we were inside the water we didn't hurt near as bad as we did outside of the water," said Shaw.
The flight was also free of charge. It was sponsored by the Veteran's Airlift Command. The V.A.C provides free air transportation to wounded soldiers, veterans and their families.
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