Monday, January 26, 2009

Hunter Levine- Hero

PFC Hunter Levine is 21 years old and hails from The Woodlands, TX.
He was wounded on 9 May, 2008 while conducting combat operations in East Baghdad. He received a very serious injury to his face, resulting in the loss of his entire bone structure, mouth, nose, and vision.
He was evacuated to Walter Reed Hospital where the doctors performed numerous surgeries to repair his face. He received his Purple Heart at Walter Reed in June with his father, Beau, by his side.
Hunter was then transferred to a VA hospital in Palo Alto, where the best care for his vision would be available. He is a true fighter with a heart of gold. Although his wounds on the outside may look bad, they may never compare with the wounds he has on the inside. The reality is that he still has a long road to recover and may never see again. This young man has everything to live for and is a true inspiration. He is exactly the kind of person we would all want in a brother, son, or friend.
Hearts for Hunter was created to make sure that Hunter has what HE needs to successfully begin his road to recovery.
Our friend Gunny forwarded this note from Hunters father today-
Several have asked about Hunter, his Dad emailed me saying he’s doing as well as can be expected. I know he has the Army will to complete his mission.

Hunter lost his left eye during battle in Bagdad. His right eye was also damaged and he does not have any usable vision(no light perception).
Maybe technology in the future will be able to restore his vision
Beau LeVine
A Proud ARMY Father of a U.S.Soldier
PFC Hunter LeVine

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