Tuesday, May 08, 2012

P-G: Jefferson Middle School seventh-grader wins school contest with essay

You never know what a youngster will pick up from an adult conversation, Betsy Brubaker reminds.

Often in the presence of her daughter, Megan, 13, Mrs. Brubaker said she spoke about a family friend named Mark Vomund, a Green Beret who was severely injured in Afghanistan two years ago.

Mrs. Brubaker was relating a story about Mr. Vomund's first night without post-traumatic stress that he said followed a fishing trip with other injured service members arranged by the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project. The mission of that organization is to honor and empower wounded military members.

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