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CLHS to host inaugural A.J. Arnett 5K Honor Run/Walk

April 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School will host the inaugural A.J. Arnett 5K Honor Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. May 21 (Armed Forces Day) at the high school. The run/walk is organized by JROTC students and will benefit Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana.

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The 5K Run/Walk is in honor of A.J. Arnett. SPC Arnett, a 2004 CLHS graduate and a JROTC Battalion Color Guard Commander, who was deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division in January 2005. On July 13, he was seriously wounded in a car bomb attack. Suffering shrapnel and blast wounds to his leg, he underwent multiple surgeries to repair the extensive damage. At one point, he was told that he would never run again, but he persevered and continues to run multiple long distance events.

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Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at