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Former Royal Marine Ben McBean was chosen by people in the city to feature on a new portrait bench. He says it doesn't just represent him and his sacrifice - he lost an arm and a leg in Afghanistan - but should stand for anyone who's had to tackle adversity.
Former Royal Marine Ben McBean has unveiled a new bench in the North Cross area of Plymouth. It features a figure of him as well as ones representing Scott of the Antarctic and Charles Darwin.
They were the three Plymouth people voted by locals to be part of the bench celebrating the city's history.
Ben McBean, who's 25, lost an arm and a leg after he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan in 2007.
The former Royal Marine, Ben McBean, is to unveil a bench featuring a life-sized figure of himself. It's part of a makeover of the walking and cycling facilities in the North Cross area of Plymouth. Ben will stand alongside figures of Scott of the Antarctic and Charles Darwin.