I was honored to welcome to Harrisburg a man who showed amazing courage on the battlefield and continues to show that amazing courage in his life after military service. Carbondale's Earl Granville served in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, and it was there in our nation’s war against terrorism and oppression he lost his leg to a terrorist's bomb. After his medical discharge his life was touched again by tragedy as his twin brother – another combat veteran – Staff Sergeant Joe Granville, took his own life after Post Traumatic Stress Disorder became too much to bear.
Earl is taking his brother’s story and working to reach out to veterans in distress with a simple message: DON’T GIVE UP. Earl’s dedicated his life to making a difference, and graduated from the University of Scranton with a degree in counseling and human services to better serve his brothers who have served our nation.