From Messenger Post:
"Capt. Sam Brown, retired, U.S. Army, will speak at the second annual “Salute: A Toast to Our Veterans” hosted by CDS Life Transitions and Warrior Salute Veteran Services from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 at The Strathallan, 550 East Ave., Rochester.
Brown graduated from U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and served as a platoon leader in Afghanistan. While responding as the backup to an ambushed patrol in September 2008, his vehicle drove over a bomb placed to disrupt any support to the engaged U.S. soldiers. Brown suffered third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body, mostly places his individual body armor did not cover, but 85 percent of his body was affected because doctors used skin from areas that were not burned."