Iraq war vet honored by Border Patrol agents at Terry Hills golf tournament
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 6, 2009 - 4:09pm
When I ran into the Harley-riding Border Patrol agents today, they said they were in town for a golf tournament at Terry Hills co-sponsored by the Border Patrol and that I should show up at 4 p.m. because "one of the real hereos" was going to get an award from the Border Patrol.
Mark O'Brien, from Marilla (just outside of East Aurora), served in Iraq as Marine corporal, where in service to his country, he lost an arm and a leg. O'Brien is married with a child (in the stroller, far right of the picture).
The group presented O'Brien with a $1,000 check as a token of appreciation for his service. He received at least five standing ovations during the presentation.