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Westerville sergeant is First Lady’s date for State of the Union

Westerville sergeant is First Lady’s date for State of the Union

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Army sergeant Jason Gibson (from Westerville) will be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for tomorrow’s State of the Union Address. Gibson was wounded in Afghanistan and met President Obama at Water Reed hospital in 2012. After the visit, Gibson wrote a letter to the president, thanking him and stressing that there is life after a traumatic event. The State of the Union Address will air tomorrow (Jan. 20) at 9:00 p.m.

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Full Guest List:

  • Malik Bryant, lettter writer (Chicago, IL)
  • Chelsey Davis, Pellissippi State Community College student (Knoxville, TN)
  • William Elder Jr., medical school student (Englewood, CO)
  • LeDaya Epps, laborer apprentice (Compton, CA)
  • Rebekah Erler, letter writer (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Victor Fugate, letter writer (Kansas City, MO)
  • Staff Sgt. Jason Gibson, U.S. Army, Ret., letter writer & wounded solider (Westerville, OH)
  • Alan and Judy Gross (Washington, D.C.)
  • Nicole Hernandez Hammer, mother & sea level rise researcher (Southeast Florida)
  • Scott Kelly, American astronaut (Houston, TX)
  • Anthony Mendez,“Reach Higher” Initiative student (Bronx, N.Y.)
  • Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO, CVS Health (East Greenwich, RI)
  • Katrice Mubiru, letter writer & career technical education teacher (Woodland Heights, CA)
  • Astrid Muhammad, letter writer (Charlotte, NC)
  • Kathy Pham, United States Digital Service (Washington, D.C.)
  • Captain Phillip C. Tingirides,Los Angeles Police Department (Irvine, CA)
  • Catherine Pugh, Maryland Senate majority leader (Baltimore City, MD)
  • Carolyn Reed, letter writer & small-business owner (Denver, CO)
  • Dr. Pranav Shetty, International Medical Corps (Washington, D.C.)
  • Prophet Walker,Watts United Weekend, co-founder (Carson, CA)
  • Tiairris Woodward (Warren, MI)
  • Ana Zamora, letter writer & DREAMer student (Dallas, TX)

 

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