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Kevin Wear, 30, who was injured in Afghanistan last Wednesday, is in critical but stable condition at Brooks Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, according to his brother Jason Wear.
The Rice High School graduate has been an employee of Home Depot in Corsicana for five years. He is four months into the overseas deployment with the U.S. Army.
“He volunteered to go to Afghanistan to relieve some of the folks over there, let them be with their families,” Jason Wear explained. “He’s a real good guy.”
The incident happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday while the unit was on a minor patrol and their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, or IED. Wear was injured, and evacuated to an Army medical facility in Germany before being moved to San Antonio.
Wear has a wife and five children who live in Rice, although he’s been stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., for about a year. Funds to help his family have been set up at Citizens National Bank in Corsicana, and at Rice State Bank in Rice.
Kevin, meanwhile, needs help of another kind, Jason Wear said.
“He needs prayers, just prayers,” he said.
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