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Injured Navy SEAL To Be Honored At UM Football Game

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Navy SEALS are in Missoula this weekend to honor a Montana veteran, critically injured in Afghanistan last July.

A group of former Navy SEALS will parachute into Washington-Grizzly Stadium during the University of Montana's first football game, all to honor a man they call a true hero.

July 17, 2012 is a date 25-year-old Veteran Navy SEAL Bo Reichenbach from Billings will never forget. It's the day that would change his life forever.

"I was on patrol in Afghanistan, stepped on an IED and I lost both my legs," said Reichenbach.

Now, more than one year later, he is recovering at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital, learning to use prosthetic legs.

"It's gone fairly good so far. There's always a few step backs here and there. To this point, now every thing's going really well," Reichenbach said.

This weekend Bo gets a break from work to be at the University of Montana's season opener on Saturday, where a group of six former Navy SEALS will parachute into the stadium in his honor.

"It means a lot to me having the people of Missoula and Montana come to support me and my family. It means a lot to us," Reichenbach said.

The Phoenix Patriot Foundation and the USA Fallen Heroes have teamed up to put a line-up of fundraising events.

"A lot of times people forget there's still a war going on, but this is a chance to meet a true patriot someone who stepped up to the plate," said Jared Ogden of the Phoenix Patriot Foundation.

The goal is to raise $50,000 to help raise money to build a home suited for Reichenbach's needs for him, his 5-year-old son, and his wife to live in.

"The first step for creating opportunities for Bo is to get him a house to live in for his wife and son," Ogden said.

While Reichenbach said he's thankful for the help he's getting, his main goal this weekend is to cheer on his favorite football team.

"I've never been to a Griz game before, so I'm excited for it and hopefully they win," Reichenbach said.

Events kick off on Friday with a meet and greet with Bo at the Blackcat Bakery.

For a line-up of events, and to find out how you can donate go to the Phoenix Patriot Foundation Facebook page. For more information on Bo Reichenbach's story go to his website.

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