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Wounded Soldier Surprises Community At Fundraiser

Discussion in 'Military News' started by kwflatbed, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Sgt. Brendan Ferreira Makes Trip Home From Walter Reed

    A local soldier, wounded in the line of duty, surprised his local community Sunday when he came home for a fundraiser in his honor.

    The Wounded Soldier Day Fundraiser Jeep Run was held at the P.A.C.C. in Taunton in honor of Sgt. Brendan Ferreira, 23, of Assonet.

    The fund raiser was on the same weekend Ferreira was supposed to come home on leave from Afghanistan. Those plans were changed back in March when Ferreira was critically injured during a suicide bomb attack. Two of his fellow soldiers were killed.

    Since then, he has been recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he is getting treatment for an amputated arm, severe lacerations and burns throughout his body and compound bone fractures. Ferreira also suffered total hearing loss in his left ear and half of his hearing in his right ear.

    Despite the severity of his injuries, Ferreira was determined to make it back to Massachusetts. He surprised everyone at the fundraiser who didn't expect him to make the trip from Walter Reed.

    Full Story:
    Wounded Soldier Surprises Community At Fundraiser - Boston News Story - WCVB Boston
     
  2. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Top notch guy right there, I wish him all the best.
     
  3. Stark1848

    Stark1848 Guest

    Yep, what a great guy!
     

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