Thursday, August 29, 2013

Community comes together for Navy SEAL critically wounded in Afghanistan

Billings Navy SEAL critically wounded in Afghanistan
Billings Gazette
August 15, 2012
Navy SEAL Bo Reichenbach, of Billings, is recovering from critical injuries suffered in Afghanistan.
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How to help
A benefit fund has been set up to assist Bo Reichenbach in his recovery. Donations may be made to First Interstate Bank’s Billings Heights branch, 730 Main St., Suite 100, Billings, MT 59105. Donations also may be mailed to Dana and Jenn Brumwell, 2105 Concord Drive, Billings, MT 59102. Checks should be made to the Bo Reichenbach Benefit Fund.

BILLINGS – A 24-year-old Navy SEAL from Billings is recuperating at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after being critically wounded in Afghanistan by a makeshift bomb.

Bo Reichenbach was injured by an improvised explosive device in July, said U.S. Navy Lt. Dave Lloyd, public affairs officer for Naval Special Warfare Group 2. He would not disclose the extent of Reichenbach’s injuries.

Lloyd also would not disclose the nature of Reichenbach’s mission, other than to say it was part of the U.S. forces’ “ongoing operations in Afghanistan.”

Reichenbach, the father of a 4-year-old son, Landon, grew up in the Lockwood area. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March 2008 and became a SEAL in May 2010.

SEALs take their name from the environments in which they are trained to operate: sea, air and land. Their small, highly trained teams usually conduct some of the nation’s most critical missions.
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