PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The Pittsburgh branch of the Wounded Warrior Project is run by local veteran and Marine Michael Palarino.

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talked to Palarino to discuss the Wounded Warrior Project Monday morning.

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Palarino said they have six staff members that help returning soldiers acclimate back into society after serving overseas. They help in ways from mental health to job placement.

Palarino said that, “As warrior’s we can be hard headed.”But, he also said that they need to go get the help and to, “Please take advantage of the services, we’re here for you.”

Larry Richert will host “Larry’s Heroes” this Thursday at the Lexus Club at PNC Park.

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Sean Parnell a former Army Ranger and Captain will be joining wrestler Bruno Sammartino to talk about why it’s important to honor heroes.

Richert will honor five individuals within the community at the event.

To purchase tickets visit Showclix.com.

Each of the five honored will receive $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. Also, tickets sales of “Larry’s Heroes” will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

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