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Former Hampton student, veteran visits his old classroom

| Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Army Veteran Connor Green, who went to Poff Elementary and is a Hampton graduate, and his service dog, Bradley, visited his old classroom and talked to students like Simone Panza and Xander Tolley, right, about his life in the military.
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Army Veteran Connor Green, who went to Poff Elementary and is a Hampton graduate, and his service dog, Bradley, visited his old classroom and talked to students like Simone Panza and Xander Tolley, right, about his life in the military.

Connor Green and his service dog, Bradley, paid Poff Elementary a visit on Friday, Nov. 10, to speak to students about life in the military in recognition of Veteran's Day (Nov. 11).

Green, a Hampton alumnus, enlisted in the U.S. Army following graduation. He completed his basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in Fort Lewis, Wash. Following basic training, Spec. Green was deployed with the 4th Brigade 2nd Infantry Division 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, where he served as a SAW Gunner in Operation Enduring Freedom (2012-2013) in Southern Afghanistan.

Green spoke to students in Marilyn Adams' class. He was a student in her class back when he was at Poff. Her classes sent care packages to him and his unit during his deployments.

He also spoke to them about having a service dog and how Bradley detects seizures. Green, who is prone to seizures, gets warned by the dog if a seizure is imminent.

Green is currently pursuing a Master's degree in education at Duquesne University.

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