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Astoria vet sees Obama speech

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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 11:01 am, Fri Jan 27, 2012.

Army veteran and Astoria resident Robert Song attended President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday as a guest of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens).

Song, a 2003 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, helped patrol the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2004 to 2008. From 2008 to 2010 he served in the 69th Infantry Battalion of the New York National Guard.

A former intern in Maloney’s New York and Washington offices, Song began medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2010.

“Robert exemplifies the courage, patriotism and professionalism of all our men and women in uniform,” Maloney said.

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