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Vet remembered after theme park death
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GOWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — With his iron will to make the most of an utterly altered life without legs, James Hackemer would set off turkey-hunting in an all-terrain wheelchair, or toil for hours atop a lawn tractor at the 40-acre family farm in southwestern New York. "I never heard a negative word come out of his mouth," lifelong family friend Marty Mescall said of the Iraq war veteran, who lost his legs in a roadside bombing. "James is like that last drop of wine.