Tucson Hero to Sit With Michelle Obama at SOTU

Daniel Hernandez Jr., and father will join First Lady for State of the Union
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2011 6:09 AM CST
Daniel Hernandez, an intern with U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., will join First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union address tomorrow.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
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(Newser) – The intern who rushed to help Gabrielle Giffords during the Arizona shooting is getting quite the 21st birthday present: He'll be sitting with Michelle Obama during tomorrow's State of the Union address, which happens to fall on his birthday. Daniel Hernandez Jr., will be joined by his father, reports ABC News. "I'm both honored and excited to have the opportunity to travel to our nation's Capitol for a once in a lifetime event," he said. Click for more on Giffords and her recovery.

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