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Shorewood Marine Severely Wounded

A Marine from Shorewood suffered severe wounds in combat and may have lost a limb.

A Marine from Shorewood suffered severe wounds while serving in Afghanistan, Mayor Rick Chapman said during Tuesday night's board meeting.

"We all feel pride," Chapman said of the wounded Marine, who he said is a "long-time resident of Shorewood.

"He's the first one (from Shorewood) that I'm aware of with debilitating injuries," the mayor said.

Chapman declined to identify the Marine out of respect for his family's privacy but said he intends to plan a homecoming event to pay tribute and welcome the wounded man home.

"He's going to be honored," said Chapman, who served in a Navy helicopter crew in the Vietnam War. "I'm going to try."

The wounded Marine is now at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He was joined there by his mother, Chapman said.

"His morale is great," he said.

The mayor was not certain when the Marine was wounded but believes it happened recently.

"His only wish is his prosthesis allows him to squeeze a trigger so he can go back," Chapman said. "My kind of guy."

Mechelle June 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM
Thank you for protecting us here at home...May God bless this young person and watch over them.
Flora Dora June 29, 2011 at 07:03 PM
Prayers for his recovery nd our heartfelt thanks for his service. DE
Pat Gavros June 30, 2011 at 11:01 AM
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...." Teddy Roosevelt This young heroe is that man! He is why I'm proud to be an American. We must support him and the over 67,700 wounded warriors from the Iraq & Afghanistan Wars. My prayers are with him and his family.
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