March 5, 2008
Capt. Aaron Cornett, 1996 Lansing High School graduate, distributes wooden toys to Iraqi children while on a routine presence patrol in Samarra, Iraq. Cornett is part of an 11-man military advisory team assigned to train and mentor the 4-1-4 Iraqi Army Battalion. The toys were donated by a church in Denver, and the effort was organized by Cornett's sister, Misty, a 1994 LHS graduate. Cornett was deployed in May 2007 and will return this April. He lives in Lansing with his wife Jenni and daughter Millie, 9, and he is the son of Terry and Becky Cornett, Lansing.