Matthews honored at Kuttawa Day

DARYL K. TABOR|Herald Ledger

Matthews honored at Kuttawa Day

Iraq War veteran Chase Matthews (right) of Eddyville was honored Saturday at Kuttawa Day for the sacrifices he made as a soldier. Kuttawa Major Jimmy Campbell opened the festival at Silver Cliff Park by declaring Saturday Chase Matthews Day and presenting a plaque to the Kentucky National Guard veteran severely injured March 2007 in the Iraq War. Matthews lost both legs and mobility in his left arm from injuries received when a roadside bomb tore through his Humvee. He was joined during the recognition by his wife, Jennifer, and children, Sarah and Owen. All veterans will be honored 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the 20th annual Veterans' Appreciation Luncheon and Program at Lyon County High School. More photos from Kuttawa Day can be found inside.

Iraq War veteran Chase Matthews (right) of Eddyville was honored Saturday at Kuttawa Day for the sacrifices he made as a soldier. Kuttawa Major Jimmy Campbell opened the festival at Silver Cliff Park by declaring Saturday Chase Matthews Day and presenting a plaque to the Kentucky National Guard veteran severely injured March 2007 in the Iraq War. Matthews lost both legs and mobility in his left arm from injuries received when a roadside bomb tore through his Humvee. He was joined during the recognition by his wife, Jennifer, and children, Sarah and Owen. All veterans will be honored 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the 20th annual Veterans' Appreciation Luncheon and Program at Lyon County High School. More photos from Kuttawa Day can be found inside.

DARYL K. TABOR | Herald Ledger