Mepham Welcomes Alumnus/Veteran Kevin Vaughn

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On Oct. 31, United States Marine Corps Veteran and Mepham High School Class of 2007 graduate, Kevin Vaughn visited with the Participation in Government and Senior Experience students as part of their service learning project partnership with Building Homes for Heroes. 

As a United States Marine, Vaughn did two tours in Afghanistan and during his second tour in 2011 was injured when his armored vehicle struck an explosive device. As a result, Vaugan lost his left leg and suffered back and arm injuries, spending 15 months at Walter Reed Military Hospital, where he endured several surgeries, and a grueling rehabilitation. 

In November of 2015, Vaughn was gifted a home in North Merrick from Building Homes for Heroes. 
“He spoke about the significant impact Building Homes for Heroes has had on his life and thanked the seniors for their efforts in raising awareness and funds for America's veterans,” Social Studies Teacher Kerry Dennis said.  

Since September, the Mepham community has raised over $15,000 for Building Homes for Heroes. The class selected United States Navy Petty Officer Ryan Shannon to receive a mortgage free home on their behalf in Illinois this winter.  

To help them reach their goal by visiting their fundraising page, click here: