Sir, a note for the ST Team,
MSgt Mike Bowers (24 STS/CCT) was injured Sunday night by fragmentation from a anti-personnel IED in OEF. He sustained superficial wounds to his arms and face and a penetrating wound to his right eye.
He is enroute back to WRAMC for surgery to re-construct the anterior chamber and a lens replacement. Doctors are optimistic that this can result in normal or near-normal vision if everything goes well but it is too soon for an official prognosis. Mike remains in high spirits and as anyone who knows him would expect, is taking advantage of the opportunity make a lot of hospital staffs day a little funnier and brighter.
His wife Laura will meet him in DC when he returns and is doing well. MSgt Mike Jones is the family liaison officer. We will provide more information as it becomes available. Please keep Mike and Laura in your thoughts.
Lt Col Wolfe Davidson
24 STS Commander