18 November 2009

LTC Tim Karcher Update

LTC Tim Karcher and family.

Wonderful update on LTC Tim Karcher, Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, wounded June 28 in Sadr City.

4 weeks later, after fighting for his life in Iraq, here in Germany, and at Walter Reed, the loss of both legs was the least of his problems:

Karcher lost 120 pounds, dropping from his original weight of 225 to 105 pounds. Massive blood loss and the blast trauma affected his internal organs. He was nauseated and had difficulty eating. His kidney function was so poor he was on dialysis. One medication caused him to go blind for a day, which he later said was the only part of this journey that scared him.

All that's behind him now, and he's learning to walk again at BAMC's Center for the Intrepid.

Read about the courage and determination of this Wounded Warrior and his amazing family.

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