‘A beautiful ride’: Marine veteran who lost leg in Vietnam honored by county

Mayor Harry Kim poses with chiropractor and wounded Marine Corps veteran Rex Weigel, and Weigel’s family, friends and office staff who honored him Friday as Kim proclaimed Saturday ‘Rex Weigel Day’ at the County Building in Hilo.

Mayor Harry Kim proclaims Saturday, Feb. 22 as ‘Rex Weigel Day’ in Hawaii County in honor of the chiropractor and Marine Corps veteran wounded in battle in Vietnam 50 years ago. (Photos by JOHN BURNETT/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Hilo chiropractor Dr. Rex Weigel is a source of inspiration and amazement to many.