Erick Millette was an Army combat patrol leader. Jeffrey Wells was a Navy petty officer.
Both are now members of an undesired club: Survivors of IED explosions in Iraq. They were in D.C. Tuesday preparing for this week's Wounded Warrior ride
Their limbs were spared.
The two IED's believed to be crudely packed in pressure cookers and carried in backpacks at the Boston Marathon sent shrapnel spraying the finish line at 3,300 hundred feet per second.
But amputation or disfigurement are just some of the devastating injuries from an IED.
So the wounded warriors offer recovery advice.
Both warriors are on the mend. That's why they know recovering Boston's blast won't be found in a pill.