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In honor of the upcoming Veteran’s Day celebrations, Redskins fullback Darrel Young spent his Tuesady at the Westin Hotel at Tysons Corner for the “Salute Our Heroes” luncheon.”
Young joined former Redskin Rick “Doc” Walker at the event, which was hosted for military members and their families.
Events with veterans, or current military personnel, have special importance for Young, because his brother is in the military.
“I’m a little more sensitive to those guys because I know what they go through,” Young said. “Anytime people dedicate and devote their lives to this country I’m always willing to do stuff for them.”
While Young runs around on the football field for a living, his brother is always in the back of his mind. Young is well aware that there are more important things than football.
“He’s actually down in Fort Bragg, getting ready to be sent to Fort Hood Texas, probably going to have to get sent to Afghanistan next year, we’ll see,” Young said.
Young’s family is
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