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Bureau County Soldier Hurt In Middle East

Posted by wlpo on September 7, 2009

A 23-year old soldier from Tiskilwa has been hurt in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. Drew McComber is in serious but stable condition after a soldier he was walking with stepped on a land mine. Three soldiers in McComber’s group were killed by the blast.

McComber was flown to a hospital in Germany. His injuries reportedly include broken bones and shrapnel wounds to his face and chest.

McComber is in his second tour of duty.

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