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U of Illinois Student Starts Veterans Outdoor Group

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - A University of Illinois student and Iraq War veteran is organizing outdoor activities for fellow veterans, especially those with disabilities. 

The Champaign News-Gazette reported Saturday that Eric Swenson wants to unite fellow student veterans on the campus. His plans include taking those with disabilities on a pheasant hunt and competing in a softball league.  Swenson says it's hard for veterans to adjust to campus life because they're often in classes with younger students. 

The Army veteran is working with a local club to organize a free hunting trip that'll include a wheel-chair accessible cart. Swenson has formed a team to compete in a softball league this fall. Swenson says the only problem so far is picking colors for a team that includes Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps members. 

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