One of the Lucky Ones

A picture hangs behind Heath Hobson’s desk at the Veterans Services Office in Foxboro, reminding him of what could have been.

Almost was.

In the picture, a young boy accepts a flag in honor of his father, a soldier who was killed in combat.

Hobson, a veteran of the Iraq War, knows that if a rocket flying through the Iraqi desert had taken a slightly different path, that young boy could have been his own son, Michael.

While deployed in Iraq in January 2007, then-Army Staff Sgt. Hobson was preparing to play a game of volleyball at his camp when he suffered a blast injury to his lower right leg from a rocket attack…continue reading at TheSunChronicle.com.

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