Army Spc. Michael Shoemaker Jr. lifts his son, Michael III, off his shoulder after giving him a ride out of the lunchroom Thursday afternoon at Amboy Central Elementary School. Dad was invited to the school to have lunch with his son, who was rewarded for being named a "jewel of the school." While serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2012, Shoemaker was injured when he and several other soldiers were moving ammunition at a ammunition supply depot. The ammunition exploded, killing 20-year-old David Taylor of Dixon, Ky. Six others, including Shoemaker, were injured.
A special visit for ‘jewel of the school’ in Amboy
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