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Wounded Soldiers Share Veterans Day With Braintree After School Enrichment

Braintree After School Enrichment (or BASE) is a licensed non-profit child care program that was launched by Roselyn Karll in 1985.

Several local veterans spoke with students at Braintree After School Enrichment on Monday, sharing stories about their military experience and their athletic prowess despite disabilities.

The veterans were:

Shawn Delfino, of Newtonville, a veteran of the Army National Guard who served in Iraq in 2008 and 2009.

"So many kids are used to video games," Delfino said. "They think it's just for fun and games."

Mike Guilbault, of Attleboro, a veteran of the Air Force and recreation director with the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America.

"There's pretty much nothing that you guys can do that we can't do," Guilbault said.

Mark Sanders, of Plymouth, a veteran of the U.S. Marines who was injured in Beirut.

Charlie Schena, of Plymouth, an Air Force Veteran who served during Vietnam.

Dee November 13, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Thank you veterans, my 4 year old (Bears class) couldn't stop talking about the "HEROES" that she met!
Louise Young November 13, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Love that photo of vet Shawn Defino and Juliet!! His look is priceless.
debra a. freed November 13, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Who do I contact to request reprint permission in our Chapter newsletter and website? Sincerely, Debra A. Freed Executive Director NEPVA 1600 Providence Hwy, Ste 143 Walpole, MA 02081 800/508-660-1181 www.nepva.org
Joseph Markman November 13, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Hi Debra, Feel free to reprint in both mediums, just make sure to credit Braintree Patch, and also provide links back to the original article if possible.
debra a. freed November 13, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Many thanks, will do, and most sincerely appreciated!

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