BATH TWP.: On the first anniversary of when he was blinded in Iraq, Revere High School graduate Aaron Hale will thank the community for its support and the community can welcome him home.
The “Hale a Hero” event will be held on Hale’s “Alive Day” at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Revere High School, 3420 Everett Road.
Hale, 34, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal soldier, lost sight in both eyes Dec. 8, 2011, in Afghanistan when a bomb exploded as he approached it in an attempt to defuse the device.
This spring, his wife, Kelly Hale, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and received treatments for the illness. The couple has four children.
Hale was in the Navy from 1996 to 2007 before joining the Army and had served one tour in Iraq before his deployment to Afghanistan.
Dr. Sonny Bare, a lifelong friend of Aaron Hale and an emergency physician at Summa Health System, set up the event for his friend and called him one of the “most mentally tough and positive people you will ever come across.”