A moving dedication this morning to Army Specialist Jesse Crudup of Pembroke, who fought in Iraq and served his country with distinction. His loss teaches us an important lesson that not all wounds of war occur on the battlefield.Thank you to Mr & Mrs. Crudup for sharing Jesse’s legacy with us and bringing issues of PTSD into the open. Thanks to the Pembroke Military Support Group for putting together the dedication and program and fellow speakers Veterans Agent Dave McPhillips, Legion Commander Don Kernan, Julie Caruso and Dana Bean.Jesse’s extended family was there for the ceremony including nieces Hailey and Ashleigh who gave the Pledge of Allegiance and cousins Gladys and Grace who sang God Bless America. The memorial bench is located in the Veterans Park on Rt 27.
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