February 26, 2008 11:11 am
Stories are online and in the paper today about the heartbreaking end to Spc. Kevin Mowl’s nearly seven-month struggle to recover from the wounds he suffered in an Aug. 2 IED blast in Baghdad.
His family keeps a journal at the CaringBridge.com site. There are also stories in his hometown Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Mowl’s death is also sad reminder of two very bad days for the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment.
Mowl was wounded in the explosion that killed three other 2-3 soldiers: Staff Sgt. Fernando Santos, Spc. Cristian Rojas-Gallego and Spc. Eric Salinas.
Two days earlier, on July 31, three other soldiers died when their truck was hit by an EFP: Spc. Zachariah Gonzalez, Spc. Charles Heinlein, Jr., and Spc. Alfred Jairala.