24 May 2006

Marine Treated in Germany Succumbs to Injuries

In a sad update on a Marine treated here in Germany, Stars & Stripes reports today:

A Marine highlighted in a May 8 Stars and Stripes article about the medical fight to treat his battlefield injuries has passed away.

Cpl. William Bradley Fulks, 23, of Culloden, W.Va., died Thursday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, military officials said.
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A five-member team of doctors and specialists from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center traveled to Baghdad to treat Fulks with specialized equipment during his movement out of Iraq.

While on the ground, the team had to perform emergency surgery to ensure Fulks was stable enough to be flown to Germany.

Once at Landstuhl, Fulks was treated by a special burn unit team of before being flown to Brooke.

Fulks was assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Godspeed Cpl. Fulks.

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