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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, a former resident and New Lenox and a 1993 graduate of Providence Catholic High School, speaks at the 8th annual Midwest BBQ for the Brave at CD & Me in Frankfort. Del Toro, who was injured in Afghanistan in 2005, was burned over most of his body. He was an honored guest at the Midwest BBQ for the Brave. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
8:00 am CDT September 25, 2019

Hundreds of attendees showed up Sept. 13 at CD&ME to support injured veterans and widows of police officers who were killed in the line of duty.

While south suburban residents and the guests mingled, former New Lenox resident and Providence Catholic High School alumnus Israel Del Toro told his story.