Boeing donates $15K to help wounded warriors

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Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg By Jennifer Thomas Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg By Jennifer Thomas
Col. Bruce Crandall By Jennifer Thomas Col. Bruce Crandall By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. -- Veterans raised the American flag at Boeing in Mesa Tuesday morning.

Soon after, the aeronautical giant gave $15,000 to the Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors. It's a program that builds handicap-accessible homes for war veterans like Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, who suffered a life-altering injury during battle.

"It's given me a second chance, it's given me my life back," said Remsburg, who was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan 10 times before a roadside bomb put him in a coma.

Sitting next to first lady Michelle Obama during this year's State of the Union address, he was honored by the president and Congress for his service and sacrifice.

"I was just the face, sorry I wasn't better looking," Remsburg said.

Col. Bruce Crandall, a recipient of the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War, helped raise the American flag.

"I think the greatest thing that has happened is the recognition of our troops when they go through the airports and the people are patting them on their backs and saying thank you," Crandall said. "When we came back, you had to watch what they were putting on your back because it might have been something that stuck out."

Boy Scouts raised the new service branch flags with the old ones being given to five different Boeing employees who are service veterans.


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