Wednesday, November 24, 2010

P-G: Marine honored at his old school

Marine Corporal Ben Kiernan, just back from Afghanistan, visited Howe Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon this week, where he was greeted with patriotic songs, flag-waving and lots of high-fives.

Wearing his Marine uniform, Mr. Kiernan listened as administrators, teachers, community members and students thanked him for his service. He used a cane to walk and stand because of injuries he received when an improvised explosive device, or IED, exploded during a routine patrol.

Many Howe students had been writing letters to Mr. Kiernan while he was overseas, said principal Michelle Murray, so they were excited to meet him.

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