Vancouver Soldier Who Lost Leg Returning To Iraq - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SALUTING THE BRAVE: Vancouver Soldier Who Lost Leg Returning To Iraq

(Sgt. Matt Braddock) (Sgt. Matt Braddock)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Vancouver soldier who lost part of his left leg in a roadside bomb explosion five years ago in Iraq is returning to Iraq as an amputee.

Sgt. Matt Braddock told KATU-TV he has worked to prove to military medical boards he can perform with a prosthetic leg without being a liability to fellow soldiers.

Braddock will serve the next year as a truck commander in Iraq, providing security for convoys.

      
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