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Her Brother is Our Brother
When 36 year old Staff Sgt. Miguel Valdivia of Elgin, IL was called up for duty in October, 2009, the last thing on his mind was getting shot while training at Ft. Hood, Texas. But that's exactly what happened on November 5, 2009. Valdivia was shot in the leg and hip, and bullets grazed his ear.
Valdivia, a member of Post 1307 in Elgin, IL since 2008, immediately thought of his family back home. But there was no need to worry. Members of Post 1307 immediately reached out to family members, including Valvidia's sister, Alma. As Doc Sheehan, Post Commander of 1307 told Alma, "I explaned that her brother is our brother now and whatever they need must be communicated to us."
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