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Fundraiser held for wounded LI soldier Alex Murtha in Merrick

Family, friends and neighbors held a fundraiser Friday for a Long Island soldier injured while in Afghanistan. The fundraiser for Pvt. Alex Murtha was at Shamrock's Bar and Grill in Merrick. The 22-year-old

News 12 Staff

Jun 21, 2013, 8:36 PM

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Fundraiser held for wounded LI soldier Alex Murtha in Merrick

Family, friends and neighbors held a fundraiser Friday for a Long Island soldier injured while in Afghanistan.

The fundraiser for Pvt. Alex Murtha was at Shamrock's Bar and Grill in Merrick. The 22-year-old was seriously wounded earlier this month in a suicide bombing that killed two soldiers from Murtha's unit and 10 Afghan schoolchildren.

Members of the community is gearing up to send care packages to Murtha, who is recovering in a Georgia hospital. They say they stand beside him and are rooting for his recovery. 


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