Friday, September 10, 2004

Soldier Who Lost Arm in Iraq Re-Enlists

Soldier Who Lost Arm in Iraq Re-Enlists

Published: Sep 10, 2004 4:56 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A reservist who lost his right arm in a roadside bombing in Iraq re-enlisted in the Army on the same day he received a Bronze Star for his service.

Sgt. Chuck Bartles, 26, raised his prosthetic right arm with his left hand as he took an oath Thursday during a re-enlistment ceremony at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

Bartles was injured when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb last year. One soldier died and two others were injured in the attack. Bartles' right arm was shattered and had to be removed above the elbow.

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