IDAHO PRESS: Rocky Mountain High School honors Idaho soldier killed in Afghanistan


“When Dan McKnight decided to host a Veterans Appreciation Night during a Rocky Mountain High School football game, he had a particular veteran in mind: Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Ard. ‘When he died, it just struck a chord with me,’ said McKnight, the Rocky Mountain freshman football coach and a veteran. On Friday, the community gathered to honor the family of former Meridian Medical Technical Charter School student Ard, who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 29. …The event was cosponsored by Bring Our Troops Home, a nonprofit McKnight started in January to pressure Congress to bring U.S. troops back from the Middle East.”


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