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A special visit for ‘jewel of the school’ in Amboy

Published: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 9:10 a.m. CDT
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
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."
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Amboy Central Elementary School first-grader Michael Shoemaker III digs into his sandwich Thursday afternoon while being joined by his dad for lunch.
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Injured Afghanistan war veteran Army Spc. Michael Shoemaker walks with his son Michael Shoemaker III in a hallway at Amboy Central Elementary School during lunch time Thursday. 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.
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Michael Shoemaker III picks up his lunch with dad right behind at Amboy Central Elementary School on Thursday. Dad was invited to lunch with his son, who was recognized as a "jewel of the school."

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.

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