Made in America: 6 Veteran-Owned Businesses to Watch

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Oscar Mike

Three days after former Marine Colonel Noah Currier arrived home from combat, he suffered a spinal injury that paralyzed him from the waist down. Rather than succumb to the tragedy, Currier founded an active apparel company and named it for a phrase in military jargon meaning, “Get on-the-move!” The clothing company, Oscar Mike, which sells a full line of military-themed t-shirts, launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this month to incorporate ruck packs, denim, leather goods, and sporting equipment into its product line. As if the swag wasn’t enough--the company also doubles as a foundation seeking to rehabilitate disabled veterans through adaptive sports.