Wednesday, June 22, 2005

TCOveride: Milblogger down.

Oh, damn...

::::::::This is Carren writing to tell Chuck's faithful readers that he has been injured, but is in stable condition. I won't give details for fear of misinformation (and the fact that this can be accessed by millions of people).

In general... Chuck sustained shrapnel wounds to his legs and arms from an IED. He and an Iraqi civilian were the only ones injured. The Good Lord above was looking out for him in a BIG way! He is probably in Landstuhl (sp?), Germany by now and will be back in the states in the next week to 10 days (as far as I know right now). He still has his eyesite and has not sustained internal injuries that I know of. I have not talked to him yet... they have kept him sedated for his trip to Germany, as well as for pain management. He also has some injuries to his face, but I think it is just bruised/scratched up quite a bit.

Chuck is one of my personal favorites, though he doesn't know me from Adam. I had begun to get a sinking feeling since he'd not updated his blog since Sunday and he's pretty regular about it. I thought I was just being an impatient little cuss. I'm deeply saddened to hear I was wrong. By the same token, I'm glad his injuries don't appear life threatening. In any case, my thoughts and prayers go to Chuck and his family. If you've got a spare cycle or two today, remember them in your prayers, too.