This afternoon I met up with a determined and inspiring young man. Aaron King, who grew up in Centre County, was wounded in Iraq in 2003. He returned to the states with a purple heart and lasting neurological damage to his leg and the effects of traumatic brain injury. He made a promise to his grandfather he’d go back to college and earn his degree. And this weekend after years of hard work King will receive his diploma from Penn State.
We chatted as we walked the lawn of Old Main and decided the veterans plaza, with his cap and gown and proud smile was the best image to share his story.