Wounded Guard soldier returns from Army hospital - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Wounded Guard soldier returns from Army hospital

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi Army National Guard soldier severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq will return home tomorrow from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Specialist David Yancy, 32, of Ripley, a member of the 155th Brigade Combat Team, was injured along with three other soldiers when a bomb ripped through their Humvee on March 19th.

The 155th, made up of 35-hundred Mississippians and other soldiers from at least a dozen states, deployed from Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg in January.

Specialist William Brooks, who lost both his legs in the same explosion, and Major General Harold Cross, the adjutant general of Mississippi, will greet Yancy.

He is scheduled to arrive at the Memphis International Airport at about 12:30 p-m.

Brooks says Yancy was the gunner on the Humvee Brooks was driving when the explosion ripped the vehicle apart.

Allen Yancy, the soldier's brother, has said David Yancy suffered extensive injuries - collapsed lungs, a broken leg, broken ribs, a severed artery in his arm and shrapnel wounds.

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