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Wounded warrior to participate in Civil War amputation reenactment at Blue & Gray Reunion
Date:6/1/2011

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On Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 9am, Hanger employees and patients (including Army Veteran John Redfield, a below-the-knee amputee) will participate, in the Blue & Gray Reunion's 5K Run. Redfield lost his leg in April 1991 when he was hit by a van while riding his motorcycle. Just seven months after his accident, he participated in a nearly five mile road race and has been running ever since with advanced prosthetic technology. During Saturday's 5K run, Redfield will use the microprocessor-controlled socket system called the V-Hold, a technology that uses advanced sensors to measure what Redfield is doing, and vacuum suction technology to adjust the amount of suction in the socket to create the ideal fit. The V-Hold technology was developed and commercialized by Hanger's subsidiary Innovative Neurotronics. For more information on the V-Hold, visit www.hanger.com/prosthetics/services/Technology/Pages/V-Hold.aspx. Redfield will also address the audience after the two amputation reenactments on June 4 (2:15pm and 9:00pm).

More about Bill Dunham Retired Sergeant 42-year-old Bill Dunham of the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment lost his leg to machine gun fire during the invasion of Panama known as Operation "Just Cause," December 20, 1989. A member of the elite U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Dunham was assigned to a regiment that's mission was to parachute into the Panamanian Defense Force's 6th Infantry Company at Rio Hato, secure the airfield, and apprehend Manuel Noriega. During the mission, Dunham and four fellow soldiers were hit by friendly fire; two of the men died, including Dunham's squad leader, and three of the men were severely wounded. Dunham sustained the worst injuries of the survivors.  Dunham was airlifted to Willford Ha
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