St. Louis soldier featured in State of the Union drops puck for Blues

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- A local soldier who got a nearly two-minute standing ovation from Congress during President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech got much the same thing at Scottrade Center Tuesday night.

Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg dropped the ceremonial first puck before the Blues game Tuesday night.

Remsburg was wounded during his 10th tour of duty in Afghanistan when a bomb exploded nearby.

He lost sight in one eye and struggles on his left side.

In January, President Obama introduced Remsburg as a symbol of what is great in America.

That prompted a one minute 44 second standing ovation from Congress.

Tuesday, Blues Captain David Backes echoed the president's sentiments.

Remsburg is a 2001 graduate of Ritenour High School.