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Local veteran recounts injuries similar to Boston bombing

Local veteran recounts injuries similar to Boston bombing

CREATED Apr 16, 2013

Reporter: Aaron Brackett

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - For more than 170 injured in Monday's Boston bombing, it certainly won't be an easy road to recovery.

Evidence points to projectiles in the explosions traveling relatively low to the ground resulting in leg injuries that, in many cases, were too severe to be repaired.  

Richard Lemons spent nearly two decades in the military. He says the injuries and the chaos looks all too familiar.

"I was down in the Saigon area and there was a lot of activity; veterans were coming back with lost limbs and legs, and of course there were a lot of body bags, and things like that were very traumatic," said Lemons. "Some of the things we might see here with 9/11 and with what happened yesterday -- brings back memories."