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Sentinel of freedom

Original post made on May 2, 2009

Wounded veteran and Purple Heart recipient Staff Sergeant Jay Wilkerson has started a new life in Pleasanton as the city's first Sentinels of Freedom scholarship winner.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Judy Lloyd
a resident of another community
on May 2, 2009 at 11:05 am

Jeb - thank you so much for the nice profile on Jay Wilkerson, a true American hero, right here in the community of Pleasanton! This program provides community support in a a way that government cannot and I think you did a wonderful job in helping to promote a great national program helping our returning warriors!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 3, 2009 at 10:49 am

Thank you Jay.

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Posted by Supporting Vets
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm

What is the best way the Average Joe can help with this project? Money only? Specialized services? Networking opportunities? Faith community introductions?

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Posted by mary
a resident of Del Prado
on May 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm

I'd suspect any and all of the above ways would help, Supporting Vets. It is a good quandary, though. I, too, and trying to think of what he might need that I can offer. Maybe, like a good neighbor, an outdoor cup of joe on a Saturday, or an offer to help with some chores. Maybe an invite to a cookout or a lift to one of the local churches.

I suppose I'll start with the basic plate of baked goods for him to munch on and a notecard of welcome!

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Posted by mary
a resident of Del Prado
on May 4, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Oh, and I am honored to be in a community with people who've dedicated themselves to such an endeavor of support. What a community of character! This is an awesome program and it's brainchild is quite the thinker, too. Cheers to all of you who've made this possible for any of our Sentinels.

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