Hometown Hero-Elias Donker

Published 05/24 2013 10:15AM

Updated 05/24 2013 10:18AM

Our latest Hometown Hero is Elias Donker who has called Sullivan County home. We update his story. Donker began his military career with the 101st Airborne Division. He has done 3 tours of duty in Iraq. He organized a youth center in Iraq. During his 2nd tour he was instrumental in "Operation Iron Triangle", a turning poing in the Iraq War. He was injured during that tour and was awarded the Purple Heart. Due to his injury, Donker will be given an honorable medical discharge soon and hopefully will attain the rank of major before then. The North Central graduate is a very deserving Hometown Hero.

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