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Benefit concert for injured soldier set for DBRC

Press conference announcing benefit concertU.S. Army Specialist Kyle Hockenberry is doing all he can to return home, and, after an announcement late Tuesday morning, the Marietta community has pledged its commitment to ensuring he has a suitable home ready for his arrival.

Greeted by a massive American flag draped from two tower cranes, hundreds of community members gathered in front of the Washington County Courthouse after a parade across the Putnam Street Bridge for the special press conference announcing the city’s plans to assist Spc. Hockenberry. At 7 p.m. Aug. 16, actor/musician Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will perform a benefit concert in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, with all proceeds directly supporting the construction of a house for Spc. Hockenberry, who was injured on June 15, 2011, when an improvised explosive device detonated near him while on patrol in Haji Ramuddin, Afghanistan.

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