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Hometown Hero 10/14/2008: Joseph J. McGovern

Joseph J. McGovern
October 29, 2008 2:29:44 PM PDT
Joseph J. McGovern has not only gone above and beyond the call of duty to help his local community, but also, he has gone far above and beyond that call of duty protecting his country on the front lines in Iraq. For his distinction in service, Joseph McGovern has received a Purple Heart, a Combat Action Badge, and a myriad of other ribbons and awards totaling thirteen honors in all.

What makes Joseph McGovern such a Hometown Hero is that he does not see himself as one even though the community and his family does.

Suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury in addition to many physical ailments, Joseph McGovern deserves this recognition because he is truly a Hometown Hero.

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