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2016 Honored Veteran

St. Petersburg honors Michael Jernigan on Veterans Day

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St. Petersburg will present the “2016 Honored Veteran” award to Michael Jernigan during the Third Annual Veterans Day celebration in Williams Park on Friday. Jernigan, a St. Petersburg native, was severely wounded in while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jernigan was featured in the HBO documentary “Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq.” He was severely injured in 2004, resulting in the loss of both eyes, bone supporting his brain and injuries to his hand…

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