September 25, 2022

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Vet who graduated college at 67 named FOX31 Hero of the Month

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Penelope Thurber joined the Army in 1973, during the Vietnam war. But she wasn’t done blazing trails. Her latest accomplishment? Graduating from college at age 67.

Her perseverance and determination have earned her the title of FOX31 Serving Those Who Serve Hero of the Month.

After a traumatic childhood that included the death of both of her parents from gun violence, she turned to the military. Over the next decade, she worked as a combat medic, traveling the world from Germany to South Korea. When she was told she was too small to carry out her military assignment, she hit the gym, taking up powerlifting.

“I deadlifted 301 pounds,” Thurber told FOX31. “You know, I’m like 97 pounds, 5 foot 4, you know. And you know, I still have…

Jeremy Hubbard

2022-09-16 21:42:25

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