FAIRBANKS — Slowly but steadily, the soldiers came.
Some swung by on crutches, while others progressed step-by-careful-step on prosthetic legs.
One young man, missing both legs and an arm, gripped an American flag in his remaining hand as he was pushed along in a wheelchair.
With others, the damage was less noticeable, but a closer looked revealed a shiny ridge of scar tissue or a missing eye.
The 35 wounded warriors, accompanied by friends and family members, were participants in a memorial walk held at Fort Wainwright Thursday morning.