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Through the 11 of Us project, WNPR and CPBN's Institute for Advanced Media are sharing eleven personal stories from veterans and those in their community.

In the series, veterans talk about their service and what it means to be a veteran.

CPBN is hosting a clothing drive for veterans and their families in Connecticut. Bring new clothing with tags still attached, or gift cards for the purchase of new clothing, to CPBN at 1049 Asylum Avenue in Hartford, attention Mike Komrosky. The drive ends November 17.

11 of Us is made possible by Victory Energy Solutions and New England Conservation Services

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their community.

Adaptive athlete Earl Granville joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard with his twin brother. He was medically retired from the Army after being hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2008.

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR is highlighting stories from veterans and those in their communities.

Ben Cooper lives in Colchester and was a combat medic in World War II.

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their community. 

Steven Bernier served in the U.S. Navy.

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their communities.

Peter Galgano served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Marine Corps.  

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their community.

Nick Vaughan served with the U.S. Marine Corps and is an Iraq War veteran. 

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their community.

Sean Connolly has a personal connection with veterans beyond his role as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their community.

Emily Hein is a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard. She served in Afghanistan. 

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you 11 of Us, stories from veterans and those in their community.

Adrian Gray is a veteran of the U.S Navy.

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and their communities.

Gil Sanborn is one of two people in the state who serves as a civilian aide to the Secretary of the U.S Army.

The Connecticut resident began supporting service members after the attacks on 9/11.

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their communities.

Michael Zacchea is a retired Marine Lt. Colonel and Iraq War veteran.   

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their community.

Diane DeLuzio had two sons who joined the military. 

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their community.

Edward Santos deployed twice to Afghanistan with the Connecticut Army National Guard.

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In the days leading up to Veterans Day, WNPR brings you stories from veterans and those in their communities.

Gulaid Ismail is a veteran of the Iraq War.