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First Lady’s Guests Include Soldier Recovering From Bomb Blast

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 – An Army Ranger seriously injured in a roadside-bomb blast during his 10th deployment will be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama tonight when President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address.

Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg has met the president on three separate occasions: once overseas and twice since a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, left him in a coma for three months, partially paralyzed and brain-damaged.

He now endures six hours of occupational, physical and speech therapy per day, and his father, Craig, along with his step-mother, Annie, is the caretaker by his side as he continues his recovery. Craig Remsburg is the vice president of human resources for Telgian Corp. and is a retired Air Force Reserve firefighter.

An Arizona native, Sergeant Remsburg joined the Army on his 18th birthday after his father refused to sign the papers for him to join on his own at age 17. He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

 

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