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A loss for the veteran community

Post by Scott Fontaine on Sep. 28, 2009 at 9:49 am |
September 28, 2009 9:49 am

The Seattle Times wrote this weekend about Ryan Job, a former Navy SEAL from Issaquah who was blinded from a sniper’s bullet and later became a spokesman for wounded veterans across the country. He died last week after an eight-hour surgery to rebuild his face.

I had a chance to talk to Job last year shortly before he climbed Mount Rainier with the folks of Camp Patriot, a nonprofit group that helps disabled veterans with outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, snowmobiling and mountaineering.

Job was a remarkable guy. If you get a chance, take some time to read the Times article to get a good idea of who he was.

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