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Posted at 03:15 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Loudoun Valley High war vet stars in documentary


Rob Jones, who lost his legs while deployed to Afghanistan, cruises down the Anacostia River during rowing practice. (Amanda Voisard - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Rob Jones continues to amaze. The 2003 Loudoun Valley High School graduate lost both of his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan last year, where he was serving as a Marine Corps combat engineer. Now he is a promising, hard-working triathlete and the subject of a new documentary shot by his Loudoun Valley pal Ivan Kander.

The Post’s Susan Svrluga has the gritty, remarkable story of Jones, who has rehabilitated furiously at Walter Reed Army Hospital and is already shooting for a spot on the U.S. national rowing team. In addition, the documentary by Kander, titled “Survive. Recover. Live. The Rob Jones Story,” is raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project, which assists wounded troops.

The rest of Rob Jones’s story is here.

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Categories:  Loudoun County | Tags:  Rob Jones, Ivan Kander, Virginia

 
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