Purple Heart recipient says more needs to be done for veterans

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SAN DIEGO -- In honor of Purple Heart Day Friday in San Diego, Scott Sanborn remembered veterans, especially two fellow soldiers.

Sanborn was awarded the Purple Heart after he was wounded during a roadside bombing in Iraq back in January of 2007.

One was Jeffrey Wershow who was shot and killed in Iraq in 2003. Wershow, who was Sanborn's platoon mate and former college buddy, also received a Purple Heart.

The second soldier Sanborn wanted to remember was Scott Thomas.

"Scott Thomas, a teammate of mine was blown up in Iraq and suffered a brain injury, was not awarded a purple heart. He still suffers today. We need to bring these people up for acknowledgement for their sacrifice to illustrate how much more we need to do as a community for our living veterans," Sanborn said.

Sanborn says San Diego and the entire country need to step up and do more for our veterans, especially those without homes.

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  • Republican #1

    Everyone wants a handout … i suppose veterans want $15 per hour too, and food stamps …. fucking low lifes… get a job and stop relying on the government

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