Wounded Tenn. Guardsman gets trip to NY

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee Air National Guardsman who lost part of his left leg in Afghanistan was one of about 120 injured service members selected to attend the Stand Up For Heroes event featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams and others.

Staff Sgt. Russell Logan of Millington will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to New York City this week for the event courtesy of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

The 28-year-old Logan told The Commercial Appeal that since his 2011 injury, he's played golf with Tiger Woods, gone backstage at a Def Leppard concert and met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Logan said his experience has been "surreal" and selected his supervisor, Master Sgt. Anthony Lee, to join him at the event.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 177235851