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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pine Bluff success stories

Posted By on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Good feature in Wall Street Journal today about Torii Hunter, the Pine Bluff native major league baseball star, who learned in 2005 that he had a half-brother. That half-brother, Brandon Thurman, just graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. They've never talked before about their reunion

It's a story about sometimes tough childhoods in a town where many young men don't make it through high school, much less West Point. It's a story, too, about a determined mother who kept her son focused on academics, Junior ROTC and staying out of trouble.

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