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Veterans Respond To Massachusetts College Actions Involving U.S. Flag

Veterans Respond To Massachusetts College Actions Involving U.S. Flag

Coventry veteran, and Purple Heart recipient, Micah Welintukonis was recently involved in a protest at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, after the school's decision to remove the U.S. flag following a flag-burning incident on campus.

On Dec. 2, prior to a second peaceful protest planned for Dec. 4, the Massachusetts college returned the flag to full staff. Welintukonis said that the Dec. 4 event would be transformed into a celebration.

On July 9, 2012, while deployed to Afghanistan, Sgt. Welintukonis was shot, then hit by a suicide bomber. He was in a coma for two weeks, and spent four months at Walter Reed military hospital.

While continuing to recover...

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