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Coming Sunday: A Soldier's Story

Will Hoover shows one of the scars on his arm from a shooting in Afghanistan in August 2014. Here, he visits with family in Elk Grove during a welcome home in his honor on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
Will Hoover shows one of the scars on his arm from a shooting in Afghanistan in August 2014. Here, he visits with family in Elk Grove during a welcome home in his honor on Saturday, November 15, 2014. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Will Hoover grew up on welfare in south Sacramento, a kid with a strong sense of responsibility and a resilient way about him. On Aug. 5, 2014, he saved three lives in the so-called "insider attack" in Afghanistan that killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest ranking American war death in Afghanistan. Hoover almost died that day; he was badly wounded and may lose his leg. But he harbors no regrets. “I just did my job,” he said.

Read Hoover’s story and see more video Sunday at Sacbee.com and in The Sacramento Bee.

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