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Jason Ross discovers life after the Marines in house built by Gary Sinise Foundation


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 9:09pm

Rick Monroe

Special to the Village News

The Jason Ross story is of an explosion, pink mist, a vision from God, a dad’s love for his girls, divorce, the nation’s response to a Marine’s tragedy, and parents who continue to stand by their injured son’s side. Mix in some humor, and it makes for great movie material.

In 2001, Jason went from high school to the Marines via delayed enlistment. He had the summer off after graduation and, on Sept. 11, he was at the military processing station just outside the San Jose Airport, waiting to catch a morning flight to boot camp in San Diego. The...

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