MONT ALTO, Pa. - A Mont Alto man who was wounded by a bomb in Iraq last week remains in critical condition at a hospital in Texas and is scheduled for more surgery, his grandfather said.
Edward Shaffer said doctors at a military hospital in San Antonio performed 13 hours of surgery on his grandson, Sgt. Edward W. "Eddie" Shaffer, 24, and removed one of the soldier's hands and one of his feet.
Eddie Shaffer was critically wounded last Monday when a roadside bomb exploded next to his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The solider sustained burns over about 80 percent of his body and was transported to the United States in critical condition.
Eddie Shaffer had served in Iraq for about eight months, and was wounded before Monday's bombing in Ramadi, a Sunni stronghold about 70 miles west of Baghdad.