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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Westborough man counsels students after tour in Iraq

Carlos V. Silva
(Globe Staff Photo by Michele McDonald)


In his year in Iraq, Carlos V. Silva rushed onto smoldering battlefields to counsel soldiers too traumatized to climb back into the gunnery turrets of Humvees.

Now, a month after his return, the US Army Reserve major is working again at a South End school advising troubled teens who struggle to balance school with acute emotional problems.

Silva, a father of two who lives in Westborough, has the same goal at McKinley South End Academy as he did on the battlefield. He wants to help others recognize the root of their problems and work through their fears, the Globe's breaking news blog reports.

-- Andrew Ryan

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