MAKANDA, IL (KFVS) - A Makanda, Illinois man and Purple Heart recipient has been chosen to serve as a counselor at the 2015 Amputee Coalition Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp.
Rahul Harpalani is a graduate of Carbondale Community High School. His parents still live in Makanda.
He served in Afghanistan twice and is an amputee as a result of combat injuries.
Harpalani will volunteer as one of 25 camp counselors at the six-day camp for children ages 10-17 with limb loss or limb difference.
The camp is located in Clarksville, Ohio. You can click here for more information.