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Matthew Slaydon, Tech Sgt., U.S. Air Force
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Wounded Airman, Wife Use Lessons From Adversity to Help Others

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2009 – A wounded airman and his wife plan to use the lessons they’ve learned about marriage and friendship through military service and adversity to help servicemembers who might be struggling after deployment or injury.

Tech Sgt. Matthew Slaydon, U.S. Air Force

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Slaydon was wounded Oct. 24, 2007, while inspecting an improvised explosive device in Kirkuk, Iraq. He and his wife, Annette, spent 15 months at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio while he recovered from his injuries and figured out what life after the Air Force would mean. <More

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