North Carolina nonprofit founder gets White House honor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The man who founded a North Carolina non-profit group that helps disabled military veterans live independently is being honored at the White House.

President Barack Obama on Friday honors recipients of the Citizens Medal, a presidential award for exemplary service to other Americans that’s considered the nation’s second-highest civilian honor. Among others being honored are the six adults killed trying to defend the students at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.

Winners include Michael Dorman of Fuquay-Varina, the founder and executive director of Military Missions in Action. The non-profit modifies homes and assists families for veterans with disabilities. The organization has completed more than 100 home modification projects and shipped thousands of care packages to soldiers since 2008.

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