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Sgt. James T. Hackemer, who lost both legs in a roadside bombing in the Iraq war, receives a van through Help Our Military Heroes in Beltsville, Md., in March 2011. (AP Photo/Help Our Military Heroes, Marybeth Vandergrift)
Photo by: Marybeth Vandergrift
Sgt. James T. Hackemer, who lost both legs in a roadside bombing in the Iraq war, receives a van through Help Our Military Heroes in Beltsville, Md., in March 2011. (AP Photo/Help Our Military Heroes, Marybeth Vandergrift)

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