First OIF Amputee Returns To Combat Zone - Captain Rozelle Someone You Should Know Update
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Captain David Rozelle was featured here as Someone You Should Know. He lost a foot to an anti-armor mine (two of his soldiers ran through a mine field to pull him out). His book, Back in Action, tells his story up to a few months ago. He's an amazing Soldier.
You may wonder how he's faring as a Commander in Iraq right now.
This ought to give you a good idea. Click on the thumbnail for the larger version.
Cpt. David M. Rozelle, commander, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop Battalion, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Ft. Carson, Colo. and author of, Back in Action: An American Soldier Story of Courage, Faith and Fortitude, stands on a third-floor balcony of Al-Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Iraq, April 1, 2005. Rozelle returned to Iraq after losing his lower right foot during the initial stages of Operation Iraq Freedom. Rozelle is the first amputee to return to a combat zone after suffering such an injury. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Matthew Clifton.