SSG Earl Granville
Army SSG Earl Granville was on his third deployment when a roadside bomb left him with severe leg injuries in Zormat, Afghanistan, on June 3, 2008. While returning to the Forward Operating Base after a mission, SSG Granville, the gunner of the vehicle at the time, was thrown from the vehicle when a roadside bomb exploded, killing 2 of the other passengers. Landing unconscious in a ditch, SSG Granville awoke to find the team medic working to stabilize him for Medevac transport to a Combat Support Hospital. Later transferred to Bagram for surgery, SSG Granville was eventually sent to Landstuhl, Germany where his left leg was amputated. Arriving at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in mid-June, he spent nearly two months as an in-patient before being released for therapies and treatments. Additional surgery was performed on SSG Granville’s right foot 18 months after his initial injuries, requiring additional time spent at Walter Reed. He continues receiving treatment at this time.
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