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New Idaho-based Wyakin Warrior Foundation sends 5 young veterans to college

New Idaho-based Wyakin Warrior Foundation sends 5 young veterans to college

Matt Watson was a senior at Nampa High School on Sept. 11, 2001.

That afternoon, he marched into the Army recruiting office.

By March 2003, he was on active duty in Iraq. Nine months later, he was in Mosul, a passenger in a Humvee hit by an IED.

The explosion killed one soldier and wounded Watson and another. Shrapnel hit the right side of his body, from legs to face, leaving Watson with partial vision.

As a young man, Watson wanted to be a policeman.

“That seems unlikely, considering my injuries. This is ‘Plan B,’ ” he said.  . . . Learn more . . .