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Baron & Budd, P.C. Attorney Allen Vaught Shares Screen With Matt Damon in Green Zone

Thursday, April 8, 2010 General News J E 4
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Iraq Veteran Vaught Makes Big Screen Debut

DALLAS, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Baron & Budd, P.C. attorney and Iraq War Veteran Allen Vaught made his big screen debut alongside Matt Damon in Green Zone, which was released into theaters on March 12. In the film, Vaught plays Captain Jonathon Vaught, a staff officer in a briefing scene. According to Vaught, director Paul Greengrass allowed him to name his character in the film after his son, Jonathon Vaught.

(Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100407/DA82743)

"It is an honor to have a small part in Green Zone," said Vaught. "I applaud Paul Greengrass for incorporating so many Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans in the film."

Vaught's association with the film began in 2007, when he was contacted to be a consultant on technical aspects, such as uniforms and other historical aspects of the war. The association later evolved into a speaking role.

Vaught served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve's Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to March 2004. He also served as the de facto mayor of Fallujah during the early months of the Iraq war.  During the final months of his tour, he served in Sadr City, Iraq where he was injured by an IED.  Vaught's awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and Valorous Unit Award.

Vaught now serves as a Texas state representative and an attorney at Dallas-based Baron & Budd, where he works with clients suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, some of whom are retired military personnel.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive asbestos-related cancer that attacks the lining around the lungs, abdomen or heart.  Asbestos exposure is common among military personnel, typically from materials veterans worked with or around while serving their country, as well as the work they did after returning to civilian life.  

Baron & Budd fights on behalf of veterans suffering from asbestos-related diseases, particularly mesothelioma, by going after the manufacturers of the products.  Baron & Budd does not sue the military in these cases.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

Dallas-based Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Baton Rouge, Austin and Beverly Hills, is a nationally recognized firm with more than three decades of experience representing people and communities harmed by corporate negligence. The firm resolved one of the first asbestos cases in the United States in the 1970s and continues to serve people diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.

CONTACT:  Susan Knape, +1-214-629-0596

SOURCE Baron & Budd, P.C.

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