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Marine Cpl. Jacob Janes
Marine Cpl. Jacob Janes, center, in blue cap, attends a ceremony Thursday with Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, and other officials at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. Janes received a Segway PT from the nonprofit Segs4Vets program.

ARLINGTON, Va. - An Evansville Marine injured in Afghanistan was one of 25 soldiers awarded personal mobility vehicles at a ceremony in Arlington, Va., on Thursday.

The Segs4Vets program presented Cpl. Jacob Janes and other service members with two-wheeled, electric Segway PTs at the Marine Corps War Memorial, according to a statement from U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, who was at the ceremony.

Janes lost both legs below the knees after he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in April. He was awarded the Purple Heart and other service medals.

The nonprofit, grass-roots Segs4Vets has awarded 356 Segways to disabled veterans since 2006.

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