Family disputes Colorado vet’s story of war injury

DENVER — Relatives of a Colorado Army veteran are disputing his assertion that he lost his legs in combat.

Kevin Grimsinger told state lawmakers last spring his legs were blown off by a land mine in Afghanistan. He was testifying about medical marijuana.

His father, Walt Grimsinger of Casper, Wyo., and brother, David Grimsinger of San Diego, tell The Associated Press his legs were amputated as the result of a motorcycle accident when he was a civilian.

Kevin Grimsinger declined comment today.

The Denver Post first reported the allegations. In Sunday’s editions, Grimsinger told the newspaper, “I wasn’t in Kandahar. I didn’t trigger a land mine.”

The military confirms Grimsinger entered the Army in 1988. No other information was immediately available.


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