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Locals to appear on "The Today Show"
Movie star Tom Hanks, left, is pictured with Warren County residents Chaz and Jessica Allen.
Representing the 5.5 million military caregivers like herself across the country, Warren County resident Jessica Allen will appear Tuesday morning alongside award-winning actor Tom Hanks on “The Today Show” to raise awareness for the Hidden Heroes initiative.“There are 5.5 million military caregivers and most people don’t know they exist,” said Allen, who lives near Centertown with her husband, retired Army Staff Sgt. Chaz Allen and their two children. “Over 60 percent of those caregivers are not spouses, meaning they are moms, dads, cousins and friends.”Sgt. Allen lost both legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan on Jan, 22, 2011. He spent an extended period in Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. where he underwent treatment and therapy.