Monday, November 27, 2006

Iraq veteran returns to McKinley South End Academy

Staff and students at the McKinley South End Academy recently had an emotional homecoming for a guidance advisor who has been serving in Iraq for more than a year. Major Carlos V. Silva, U.S. Army Reserves, earned the Bronze Star Medal for providing counseling and other mental health services to thousands of American soldiers around issues of trauma, loss, and adjustment to military life. Major Silva was welcomed back to the McKinley with a large banner draped over the building. The Bronze Star Medal is fourth-highest award presented by the United States Armed Forces for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. Watch a special segment about Major Silva on WCVB Channel 5 News!

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