Monday, September 25, 2006

Amputee wins fight to remain in infantry

Amputee wins fight to remain in infantry
By William Cole Military Writer

Sgt. Brandon Wooldridge is a true Army grunt, a ground-pounder who liked jumping over walls and being in the thick of things in Iraq.
The Schofield Barracks soldier likely will have to go back to the country.
But there was his "situation" to deal with — the fact that his left leg now ends 6 inches below the knee. From there down it's carbon fiber and titanium sheathed in his desert combat boot.
The 25-year-old's calf was blown off in a firefight in Iraq in late 2004. Doctors amputated his lower leg.

In this article: Sgt. Brandon Wooldridge


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