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Jan242011

Tucson Hero to Join First Lady at State of the Union Address

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Daniel Hernandez Jr., one of the heroes of the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, on Jan. 8, told ABC News he will be sitting, along with his father, Daniel Hernandez Sr., with Michelle Obama at the State of the Union on Tuesday.

The address also happens to mark his 21st birthday.

"I'm both honored and excited to have the opportunity to travel to our nation's Capitol for a once in a lifetime event.  Also the chance to bring my father along for his first trip to Washington, D.C.  The State of the Union is a pivotal moment because it is our opportunity to find where we are and where we will be going as a nation in this upcoming year," Hernandez said.

Two weeks ago, Hernandez, an intern for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, rushed to her aid when Jared Loughner allegedly opened fire at one of her public events, killing six people and wounding 14 others, including Giffords.

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