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Shannon Meehan, Iraq War Veteran, Seeks To Be Pennsylvania State Representative (VIDEO)

05/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Shannon Meehan, an Iraq war veteran and co-author of a book, has announced he is running for state representative (D) in Pennsylvania's 163rd district.

"I will continue to serve," Meehan said in making the announcement.

Meehan co-wrote the book "Beyond Duty: Life On The Front Line" with Roger Thompson and is scheduled to appear at a book signing tomorrow in Johnstown, Pa.

He suffers from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and was a decorated tank commander for his unit in Iraq.

Meehan has widely been praised for his leadership abilities.

WATCH CNN'S REPORT ABOUT SHANNON MEEHAN RUNNING FOR PENNSYLVANIA STATE REPRESENTATIVE:

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