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WI Iraq War veteran logs a win for a good cause

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EAU CLAIRE (WKOW) -- Despite suffering a disabling injury while serving overseas, a Wisconsin veteran is on a roll to raise hope for others like him.

WQOW-TV reports J.R. Salzman has been log rolling for 28 years, even after he lost his right arm and severed some fingers on his left hand while serving in Iraq in 2006.

"I like to show people, you may be wounded and you may be injured but you can be down  but you're not out," says Salzman. "As long as you still have that fire in your heart and you try hard and you believe in what you can do, you'll be successful."

On Saturday, the U.S. Log Rolling Winter Championship in Eau Claire had that same message. More than $1,000 raised at the event will go toward Special Olympics Wisconsin programs.

J.R. Salzman took home the championship win.

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