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Indoor Skydiving Venue Holds 8th Annual Veteran Reunion

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Austin, TX-War veterans gathered for a reunion and soared to new heights on Sunday.

"i- Fly" Indoor Skydiving in Austin, Texas, hosted the 8th annual Battle of Fallujah reunion for the 40 vets.

The veterans fought in one of America's deadliest battles in Iraq, the Battle of Fallujah, where more than 50 U.S. soldiers were killed and over 400 were wounded.

The heroes say they were happy to see their brothers, and thankful for the skydiving experience.

"This was a lifetime experience. I’ve never done skydiving or free falling like this so for this to happen was just a really big show of appreciation," said veteran Styves Exantus. "You realize not everyone understands you like your brother does."

The veterans say they have a special bond.

"It's more closure and getting back with the guys that shed blood and sweat with sometimes you can’t even get across to your family what it really means. And so you're now around a group of guys where you don’t have to say anything you just look at each other and know what everybody is thinking,” said veteran Karl Bielfeldt.

The veterans traveled from all over the country to attend the event, and many say they will do it again next year.

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