Ritenour grad, veteran takes in Super Bowl XLIX

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This year’s Super Bowl festivities feature plenty of ties to St. Louis and Missouri even though the Rams aren’t playing in the game.

Marquette High School graduate Dan Connolly was lined up on the Offensive Line once again for the New England Patriots. Mizzou grad and Southwest Missouri native Justin Britt did the same for Seattle Seahawks. And don’t forget the beer ads from Anheuser-Busch. But we spotted a photo at the game on Twitter Sunday that made us smile, and there’s a local tie.

You might remember U.S. Army Ranger Cory Remsburg’s story of valor serving in the U.S. military his heroics and his injuries sustained in an explosion in Afghanistan. The Ritenour High School graduate’s story was highlighted in President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address and earned him a standing ovation while he was a guest of the first family.

Remsburg was born in Arizona and has returned there to handle his post-war rehabilitation. He’s attending the game thanks to Operation Wounded Warrior.

 

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