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Connor Moore gives the “thumbs up’’ while fully armored on his deployment. Moore, a native of Delano and now of Paynesville, served overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Living with a brain injury himself, Moore serves as a volunteer peer mentor with the Wounded Warrior Project to help other veterans recovering from injuries. (Submitted photo)

Wounded warrior leads others through the 'roughest patch'


PAYNESVILLE -- Connor Moore endured nine blasts from improvised explosive devices while serving in Afghanistan.

He returned to Paynesville with a Purple Heart after surviving the last.

Fortunately for him, his wife, a military veteran too, knew that a very dangerous battle still awaited him. "Because of her military experience, she knew what to do, and because of my previous experience, she knew what she didn't want,'' said Moore.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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