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(VIDEO) Wounded Vet Honors Fallen Soldier

VETSports Vice President and wounded veteran Brian Taylor Urruela is helping raise money for veterans and his friend, Major David Taylor, who was killed in action in Iraq.

Brian Taylor Urruela, Vice President of VETSports, is going to hit the volleyball courts on Sunday, Nov. 11 for the Inaugural Beach Volleyball Benefit. Members of the Gulfport Police Department and Fire Department will face off against veterans with VETSports to help raise money for the non-profit wounded vets and the Tampa family of Major David Taylor.

Brian Urruela was serving with Major David Taylor in Iraq in 2006 when an improvised explosive device hit their Humvee. Urruela survived the attack but had his right leg amputated below the knee as a result of the injuries. His friend did not. The explosion happened just two days before they were to return home.

Watch our video and hear more from Urruela about the benefit, his friend and VETSports.

The benefit begins at 1 p.m. with opening ceremonies on Veterans Day at the Gulfport Beach volleyball courts.

For more details about the VETSports event, please contact Ward 1 City Councilman Dan Liedtke at dliedtke@mygulfport.us or visit http://VETSports.org/.

The benefit is part of several events going on during the second annual "Heroes Weekend" on Nov. 8, 10 and 11. Learn more about the other events including the Veteran's Parade in our article, "Heroes Weekend" Coming Soon.

Cherlene Willis November 09, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Thank you so much Brian for sharing your story and helping raise money for your friend and his family!

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