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Updated: 11/13/2013 08:00:02AM

Wounded warrior thanks veterans,

the organization that brought him back

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PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Sgt. Caitlin Mixson speaks Monday at the Hometown Heroes event at the Bartow Civic Center.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Army Cpl. Brad Russell salutes as Robert Blauvet plays Taps at the close of the Hometown Heroes event Monday at the Bartow Civic Center.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

SFC Lloyd Harris and Col. S.L. Frisbie salute as Pam Renew sang The National Anthem Monday at the Hometown Heroes event at the Bartow Civic Center.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Army veteran Frank Rouse dances to the Army theme song, "The Army Goes Rolling Along," Monday at the Hometown Heroes event. Veterans of each armed service stood up when that branch's song was played at the event.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Pam Renew sings God Bless America Monday at the Hometown Heroes event at the Bartow Civic Center.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Summerlin Academy Cadet Elias Bowne posts the flag Monday at the Hometown Heroes event at the Bartow Civic Center.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Flags line the sidewalk at the Bartow Civic Center Monday at the Hometown Heroes event.

The Purple Heart

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Sgt. Caitlin Mixson and his friend Brady Screws smile at the conclusion of Pam Renew singing God Bless America Monday at the Hometown Heroes event. Mixson, who was the guest speaker, and Screws have been friends all their lives and both served in Army. They drove from Williston to be at the event on Monday.

By JEFF ROSLOW

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Dedicated to the Wounded Warriors Sportsman Fund, Monday’s guest speaker at the annual Hometown Heroes ceremony said the organization saved him.

Caitlin Mixson, an army sergeant who lost both legs in a firefight in Iraq in 2007, credits the 4-year-old organization with being instrumental in turning his life as close to normal as it will be and to the organization he is inspirational.

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