Perry to address wounded warrior foundation

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Associated Press

Posted on September 17, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 18 at 7:05 AM

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is keynote speaker at the annual gala for the Lone Survivor Foundation, created by a soldier honored for surviving one of the worst single-day losses of life in Navy SEAL history.

Perry, a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, may discuss U.S. military and foreign policy Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

The Lone Survivor Foundation provides therapeutic and other support to wounded American combat veterans and their families.

It was founded by Marcus Luttrell, who was awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism. He is the lone SEAL team member to survive a June 2005 firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Huntsville, Texas, native detailed the experience in his best-selling 2007 book, "Lone Survivor."

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