27 Mar '12, 3pm

U.S. Soldiers save boy’s life in Kushamond district

U.S. Soldiers save boy’s life in Kushamond district

According to Maj. Bradley Putty, deputy-commander for clinical services, a complex procedure was performed to remove a ball bearing from the boy’s eye socket. Additional surgeries were performed on both sets of the eyelids. Finally, according to Putty, “The boy’s eyes were injured beyond repair and a follow-up surgery was performed to implant prosthetic eyes.” Craig hospital staff noticed the boy’s clothes and shoes were destroyed by the blast, so they donated new clothes, sneakers and toys. “This was a deliberate outreach effort,” Putty said. “This child was a victim of this war.” On March 24, the boy was released from the hospital and flown to FOB Sharana and on March 25 he was flown back onto COP Kushamond with Torres, Sandstrom, and Sultan. He was greeted on the COP by Adam Khan, a representative from the office of the Kushamond District sub-governor, and Capt. Giles W...

Full article: http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/03/us-soldiers-save-bo...

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