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Terminally-ill teen becomes ‘soldier for a day’ in NC Guard

Devin Sutherland, center, with new and old friends at North Carolina National Guard Army Readiness Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., Aug. 6. The NCNG soldiers and local police, first responders and medical staff together made Sutherland a "soldier for a day." Sutherland, a 16-year-old-youth, is receiving medical treatment for cancer in Winston-Salem, N.C., and always dreamed of becoming an explosive ordnance disposal technician in the military. Due to the effects of his fight against cancer, his heart was left very weak. Because of this, he will never be able to pursue his intent on joining the military. "It was overwhelming. I never imagined anything like this when I was in the hospital," said Sutherland. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard / Released)



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This work, Terminally-ill teen becomes ‘soldier for a day’ in NC Guard [Image 1 of 3], by SGT Leticia Samuels, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.06.2013

Date Posted:08.08.2013 16:06

Photo ID:991519

VIRIN:130806-Z-ZK506-017

Resolution:3201x1921

Size:2.78 MB

Location:WINSTON-SALEM, NC, USGlobe

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Terminally-ill teen becomes ‘soldier for a day’ in NC Guard

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