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News Times: Blumenthal invites war hero to attends State of the Union

The News Times reports:

Sandra Lee volunteered.

She served — eight years, much of it in Iraq.

She suffered — both in combat and from an attack by one of her own.

On Tuesday, the Army veteran from Manchester will be the guest of Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., at the State of the Union address. She’ll also have a chance to talk with Blumenthal’s colleagues in the Senate about veterans’ issues, including the PTSD she still endures, and the pernicious issue of military sexual assault — she was raped by a fellow soldier.

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