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Reedsburg veteran reuniting with amputees injured in Boston Marathon bombing

REEDSBURG, WI (WTAQ) - A wounded Marine Corps veteran from southern Wisconsin was planning to reunite Thursday with amputees injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. 

B.J. Ganem of Reedsburg was part of a group that met with survivors just days after the April 15th blast. 

The 36-year-old Ganem said he assumed he would have to do a lot of hand-holding and hear a lot of crying -- but instead, the bombing survivors showed resilience, as they looked forward to getting artificial limbs and functioning properly again.  

Ganem said the new amputees asked about the prosthetic leg he received after losing his lower leg in Iraq in 2004. He took off the limb and let them hold it. 

Now, Ganem says he's looking forward to seeing the Boston amputees' progress with their own artificial limbs.