Prayers needed !! SF Soldier loses leg in IED strike.

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    Prayers needed !! SF Soldier loses leg in IED strike.

    Recently a very close buddy of mine, an 18D SF Soldier with 7th Grp (A), lost his right leg and sustained severe burns too most of the other leg and stomach. While serving in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan in support of ISAF operations.

    I watched him as he clawed and chewed his way through Basic, AIT, Airborne school. Then to SFAS and after being "Selected" he attended the SFQC as an 18D (SF Medic) candidate. It took him 36 months too get to the stage to walk across it and recieve his Graduation Certificate and Green Beret. I was there for the "Dawning of the beret" ceremony.

    He is at Bethesda Medical and just needs your prayers. He's in great spirits, as an SF Soldier alway's is, and has a designated caregiver assigned to him by the DoD. His designated caregiver is a former SF Soldier, also an 18D (SF Medic)

    God Bless our Troops and America !!


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    Godspeed to him and his recovery!
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    With a Heart and determination like his,the Injuries will be just a little bump in the road,Prayers sent
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    Thanks to those that posted !! He has not been fitted yet for a prosthesetic for the right leg. His surgeries are many and most have skin grafts due to the severe burns of the other leg and stomach. Just changing dressings can be a painful experience. He's being kept on the proper dosages of opiate based pain management applications, as you can imagine.

    It's keeping his spirits as high as possible that is most of concern too all of us in the community that we share and love. He's already talking of going back to his ODA with 7th Special Forces Group (A) I'm sure he's going to show them that he is fit for combat on an ODA if takes him through hell and high water to get there.

    Once again, thanks for the well wishes and prayers !!

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    He sounds like an amazing individual! Thank him and God bless him. May his recovery be quick and the rest of his life be happy!
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    skygod: Prayers uplifted for him. My old pastor's youngest son is also SF--(I forget which Group), who also lost a leg--due to direct fire. He had a long recovery, ended up with below the knee amputation. He is still on AD, and recently returned from another deployment. Last time he visited, he was out on a 15 mile ruck run (I was in 1st Group when it was first stood back up in '84-'86).
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    Thanks Chaplain Scott !! I have no doubt this individual will succeed in his overall recovery.

    I'll let him know he's being prayed for on this site as well.

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone !!

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    Prayers and thanks from me and my family for his service. Praying for a speedy recovery!
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