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Sgt. Sergeant Stephen Jackel dives for the first time with two prosthetic legs off the coast of West Palm Beach. (Operation:Blue Pride)
Sgt. Sergeant Stephen Jackel dives for the first time with two prosthetic legs off the coast of West Palm Beach. (Operation:Blue Pride)

This summer, veterans from across the country are headed to the shores of West Palm Beach, Fla., for one reason: to build a new army of undersea soldiers who bring awareness about overfishing.

The program is called "Operation: Blue Pride" and these new recruits come from a band of unlikely soldiers.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Patricia Sagastume of WLRN explains why these vets are fighting the good fight in shark-infested waters.

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This segment aired on September 17, 2013.

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