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Marine shares tale of his sacrifice

Marine shares tale of his sacrifice

September 17th, 2011 by Jeremy P. Amick in News

Cpl. Tyler Huffman, left, a Marine wounded while serving in Afghanistan, visits with Steve Brown, a Marine who served during the Vietnam War.

During a recent planning meeting for Veterans Appreciation Night, a dinner hosted by the Jefferson City High School Ambassador Club to honor local area veterans, advisory board members were introduced to Tyler Huffman - a Marine wounded in Afghanistan late last year.

Huffman, who was an eighth-grade student when the 9/11 terror attacks occurred, knew he wanted to serve his nation some day.

"I and a few of my friends made a commitment that we were going to join the service when we were old enough," the Marine remarked.

Huffman shared with the board the story of the day he was injured while serving in Afghanistan.