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Meet the Heroes adopted by the Houston chapter

  • Cpl. Daniel Peterson U.S. Marine Corp.

     

    On July 24, 2010, Marine Sniper Corporal Daniel Peterson was returning from a classified mission in the Southern Helmand Providence of Afghanistan when the team encountered a bomb.  The explosion threw Cpl Peterson more than ten feet in the air and created a 6-foot by 6-foot crater into the Earth.  Cpl Peterson sustained amputation of both of his legs, a fractured pelvis, and many other broken bones and shrapnel because of the explosion.

    Cpl Peterson placed tourniquets on his own legs and never lost consciousness while waiting for the Corpsmen to get to him.  Cpl Peterson was treated by the Corpsman while being prepared to be evacuated.

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  • SFC Henry Escobedo U.S. Army

     

    SFC Henry Escobedo served 12 years in the United States Army as an indirect-fire
    infantryman before being medically discharged in 2014. Born in Guatemala, Henry and his
    family immigrated to the United States of America when Henry was nine years old. When
    Henry was nineteen, he joined the United States Army. In 2003, during Operation Iraqi
    Freedom, Henry had his first deployment as an Infantryman with the 2 nd  Battalion,
    37 th  Armor, 1 st  Armor Division to Baghdad/Al Kufa-Najaf, Iraq.

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Houston News

Good Morning – I wanted to take a few moments and send out a heartfelt THANK-YOU to all our volunteers, participants and donors that made the First Annual JCS-Houston Clay Shoot a resounding success. The time spent up front by our board members, our volunteer coordinators, our sponsors and by all those that have held [...]

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