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February 1, 2014

Soldier recognized at State of the Union has local ties

Wounded Army Ranger recognized at State of the Union has local ties



While Cory deserves the two-minute ovation and all the accolades he receives, he is not the type of guy who will let it go to his head. He knows there are thousands of combat-wounded military members who still have needs. He will continue to move forward with his physical achievements so that he can speak for them. 

Interviewed by a local television station in Gilbert, Ariz., where they live, Cory and Craig both expressed appreciation for the recognition from President and Mrs. Obama, who was seated next to him.

When asked about the hug he received from Mrs. Obama, Cory said, “It was sweet,” then added, “She’s tall!”

Craig said they have heard from several of Cory’s fellow Rangers. They are happy the president recognized the military and their service to our country and that Cory was there to represent them. 

“It goes above me; it goes for every wounded soldier,” Cory said. 

The Tobias clan is having a family reunion this July in Plattsburgh, and Cory will be there.

My husband, Toby, and I can’t wait to hug a true American hero.

Email Sue Tobias: mcgibby57@charter.netor

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