Kansas University recently announced Joshua Blake as the recipient of the KU Keener Foundation Wounded Warrior scholarships. Joshua is a native of Larned and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps days after the 9/11 attacks. Blake served four years as an infantryman that included two deployments to Iraq. On his second deployment, in 2004, he sustained wounds from an improvised explosive device (IED) while on a dismounted patrol in Ramadi. Blake is a loving husband and father of four children. He is currently studying pre-engineering at KU.