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Photo Caption: Then-Army Spc. Troy Tow poses during a patrol of a food market in Afghanistan, June 17, 2011. A month later, Tow was wounded when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He spent months recovering and rehabilitating as a member of the Fort Riley, Kan., Warrior Transition Battalion, and now helps other soldiers heal as a squad leader at the very same battalion. (Army Sgt. Troy Tow courtesy photo)  

Posted on December 4, 2013 by Erin Wittkop
Story by Jacqueline M. Hames, Soldiers Live

Fort Riley, Kan., is home to the 1st Infantry Division’s Warrior Transition Battalion, the first battalion of its kind in the Army. The post has facilities for battalion headquarters, company operations, a soldier and family assistance center and a barracks for transitioning soldiers. The multi-million dollar facility, which has been open since 2010, isn’t special because of all its comforts and technology. What makes the facility special is the people in it — people like Army Sgt. Troy Tow, who went from patient to caretaker. 

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