Follow-up: Walter Reed - "Fighting Walter Reed After Fighting the War" - Sgt. David Yancey - Washington Post

A Soldier's Story

Byline: David Yancey; 2007-04-08; The Washington Post; pages B5

Report: Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center 2003, 2007 - Salon, The Washington Post


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"I was hit while serving in Iraq with the Mississippi National Guard early in the spring of 2005. I was the gunner on a Humvee headed toward Baghdad. A bomb buried in the road exploded and tore our vehicle in half. The driver lost his legs. At the time, I thought I was lucky -- the blast fractured my left femur, and severed the brachial artery and caused major nerve damage in my right arm. It also broke several ribs, collapsed a lung and caused traumatic brain injury. Three days later, I was in a place I'd never heard of until I woke up there: Walter Reed."

Description:A first person story written by Sgt. David Yancey, about his two-years as a patient at Walter Reed.

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