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Derek Moody Presentation

October 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Derek Moody, a representative from the Atchison based, nonprofit organization Tempered Steel, will be giving a presentation at Highland Community College in the Culbertson Auditorium on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1 pm.

Derek Moody was twice deployed to Iraq. During his most recent deployment, he received injuries that led to his medical retirement. Due to his valor, he received the following medals, commendations, and badges: Purple Heart (3 times),Army Commendation Medal with a“V” device, Army Commendation Medals (5 times), Army Achievement Medal (6 times), Noncommissioned Officer medal, Iraqi  Medal (4 times), Korean Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (2 times), National Defense Service Medal,Army Service Medal, Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal (3 times),Ranger Tab, Air Borne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, and Expert Infantry Badge. 

According to http://www.temperedsteelinc.org, “Tempered Steel is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting national awareness, education, and support for our severely injured military members. Tempered Steel focuses on providing support to those suffering the most debilitating traumas from Iraq and Afghanistan by encouraging peer to peer support, educating the public, and providing direction and assistance to additional programs and services that will meet their needs. Tempered Steel will also encourage public introspection as to the courage, heroism, and commitment demonstrated by our military men and women through their stories behind the wounds of war.” 

This presentation is connected to an interdisciplinary service learning project that the college is doing in partnership with Tempered Steel. The presentation is open to the entire college and local communities.


October 4, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Stacy May Freeman


Highland Community College
Highland, KS 66035 United States + Google Map