Larry Debendictis was honored as a Hero Among Us at the August 25th Lowell Spinners game against the Connecticut Tigers. As the Heroes Among Us honoree, Debenedictis took part in the opening cerermonies of the game, ate All You Can Eat BBQ in the Gator Pit and watched the game in the luxurious Yawkey Suite with family members and friends.
His citation reads:
Larry Debenedictis is a highly-decorated Veteran of the U.S. Army 3rd Battalion 7th Regiment. He lost both of his legs in the Korean War while following direct orders to clear a mine field at night. He spent many months recuperating in various army hospitals and the last 60 years overcoming his loss of limbs while carving-out a meaningful life for himself, his family and his friends.
And a special thanks to those who served or are currently serving!