Toran Gaal of Escondido cycling on his cross-country tour. Photo courtesy of

An Escondido Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan completed his cross-country handcycling tour in Arlington, Virginia Sunday.

According to a San Diego news station, NBC 7, Toran Gaal traveled more than 3,000 miles on a handcycle to raise awareness for the Semper Fi Fund: a charity that provides financial assistance to wounded Marines and their families.

Gaal lost both legs during his third tour when he stepped on an IED. The explosion also took a portion of his brain, NBC 7 said.

The wounded veteran started his journey in California on June 1.

— City News Service

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