Injured Marine Gets Hero's Welcome

LIVERMORE (KPIX 5) – Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Ross returned to a hero’s welcome in Livermore, two years after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan. Ross returned to Granada High School on Wednesday, where he graduated in 2001. After high school, Ross entered the U.S. Marine Corps and became an explosives technician. He was going places, until he stepped on an improvised explosive device while on patrol in 2011. Ross would not see his hometown of Livermore for two years. But when he did return, it was to a hero’s welcome. Ross was honored at Wednesday’s baseball game at Granada High, complete with a flyover. He also threw out the ceremonial first pitch, along with Army Sgt. Christian Valle, who was injured in the Iraq war. Read more at

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