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Local Wounded Warrior, Evan Morgan, Joins McCarthy's Bakersfield Office

Mar 4, 2010
Press Release

Bakersfield, CA – Congressman Kevin McCarthy is pleased to announce that Corporal Evan Morgan, a local wounded warrior, will be joining his Bakersfield office through a new Wounded Warrior fellowship program. Evan will be responsible for conducting outreach to local veterans, active military personnel and military organizations throughout the 22nd Congressional District of California.

Congressman McCarthy issued the following statement:

“I am excited to have Evan join my Bakersfield office to help our local veterans. As a former Marine and courageous combat veteran, I know Evan will bring a tremendous amount of experience and leadership to our communities. Through this fellowship program, Evan will be able to reach out to our local veteran communities and help them get the services they need.  Veterans like Evan, who already sacrificed so much for our country, and now continue to give back, truly represent the strength of America.”

The Wounded Warrior Program (WWP) was established to create fellowships that provide employment opportunities within the House of Representatives and is administered by the office of the House Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  The WWP was established to provide veterans with experience and exposure to ultimately broaden their scope of transition opportunities.  Positions are available in Member, Committee and Leadership offices in Washington and in district offices nationwide.

Evan Morgan Bio:

Evan Morgan is 27 years old, a graduate of Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado and is currently working on his Bachelor of Science in History at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB).  Following high school, Evan enlisted in the Marine Corps and served two combat deployments from 2002-2006.  On his second tour of duty in Iraq, a Humvee he was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb and he sustained major injuries, losing both of his legs and sight in his right eye.  Evan is the recipient of a Purple Heart Medal, the Sempra Energy Trailblazer Award and the Paul Mitchell Spirit Award.  He is a community liaison and sponsored athlete for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, racing competitively in triathlons.  Evan and his family live in Bakersfield.