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How getting muddy can help war veterans re-enter society

by Donna Mary Mahoney
Jun 3, 2014


Chris Miller is an Iraq-war veteran and director of the Rush Hospital veteran's assistance program Road Home.

 He was also a first-time participant in Tough Mudder Chicago, a rugged and muddy obstacle course of more than ten miles. He says races like this draw veterans who thrive on the physical challenge and camaraderie of the event.