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Sherrard Blood Drive Honors Former Student

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A QCA community is honoring a fallen hero as Sherrard High School is hosting it's first ever B.J. Luxmore Memorial blood drive.
     
Luxmore was killed by enemy fire on June 10, 2012 during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was posthumously promoted to corporal, awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and combat infantryman badge.
     
People in Sherrard say the drive is a special way to honor the fallen soldier who was a 2005 grad of the high school.

"I think the important thing about this event is just the fact that B.J. was a giving person, he was dedicated and he was hard working. So that's what this blood drive means to me, my community and my kids," teacher Tammy Crippen said. "I think it's important for students to see they can give back to their community."

Students hope this becomes and annual event.