Parents of wounded Ronan Marine appear in Tester ad – Missoulian

Missoulian - Vince Devlin

RONAN – As Christmas of 2010 approached, Lisa Corbett says she couldn’t believe it.

Here was her son, a U.S. Marine from Ronan gravely wounded in an explosion in Afghanistan on Dec. 11, lying in a military hospital bed in Bethesda, Md., missing both of his legs and most of one hand.

The only one who made the trip, in the wake of that email, will roll out a new television campaign ad in Montana’s heated U.S. Senate race Monday featuring Corbett and her husband, Tim, who is Parker’s stepfather.

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has not only visited Parker on multiple occasions since Lisa wrote her email, the Corbetts say, he’s successfully gone to bat for the family over several issues they’ve encountered during Parker’s recovery.

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