NU grad Noah Bailey honored at Miners game |

NU grad Noah Bailey honored at Miners game

Noah Bailey, a 2003 Nevada Union graduate who lost both his legs below his knees five years ago in Afghanistan, received a lifetime pass to Miners’ sporting events in a pregame ceremony Friday.

While at NU, he played linebacker on the football team, wrestled and was a pole vaulter on the track team.

“It means a lot to me,” said Bailey, a man of few words.

The Nevada Union varsity football team and its coaches surrounded him as the announcement was made of him receiving the lifetime pass.

Bailey lost both his legs when a homemade bomb blew him out of the top of a U.S. Army Humvee while he served in Afghanistan.

The Purple Heart recipient has been back home for several years now and works at Pearson Small Engine Repair in Grass Valley.

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