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Sergeant Eric Edmundson, a Soldier of the 4/14 Cavalry out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, was seriously injured in Iraq when his Stryker vehicle was hit by an IED.

Link to YouTube video sharing Eric's progress and activities over the past two years.

Person of the Week video link click HERE

Video: Challenge Aspen Camp C.A.M.O.

Eric was a Soldier in the 172nd Stryker Brigade, 4th Squadron, 14th Cavlery, stationed out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

On October 2, 2005 the Stryker vehicle he was driving hit an IED (improvised explosive device). Eric sustained serious injuries and was eventually airlifted to Germany.

On October 7th, 2005, he arrived back home in the United States to receive care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.

Eric's injuries sustained from the blast were shrapnel wounds to his abdomen (which required the removal of his spleen), and right leg, and fracture of the T4, T5 vertebrae.

While awaiting transport to Germany, Eric went into cardiac arrest and was able to be revived. Because of the time taken to revive Eric, he has sustained an anoxic brain injury.

Due to the anoxic brain injury, Eric currently can not walk, talk, eat or drink. These are things he will hopefully be able to regain with medical technology, therapy, time, positive thought and prayer.

Eric has put up a courageous fight and is a living example of a true warrior.

He is not the only warrior though, please continue to acknowledge and remember the many other service members who have been injured and continue to serve proudly.

They remain strong even though they are fighting a different fight.

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Dear Friends, This is a quick update – a much longer and more detailed one is owed to you. This is short notice unfortunately, we found out short notice as well. We ... Lea más

Anna Frese posted a new journal entry.

Dear Friends, This is a quick update – a much longer and more detailed one is owed to you. This is short notice unfortunately, we found out short notice as well. We ... Lea más

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Dear Friends,Just wanted to send a quick update in regards to the card shower for Eric. He is being admitted on Monday, but we have heard that mail takes forever to be ... Lea más

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Dear Friends,Eric thanks you for all the kind well wishes and thoughts sent to him these past couple of days. He is blessed to have many ^angels^ in his life.The ... Lea más

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Dear Friends,Just wanted to let you know we do not have a finalized admission date yet for Eric. The coordination train began yesterday between the VA and DoD, once the ... Lea más

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Dear Friends, It has been awhile since updating, I apologize. The entire Edmundson Family sends their best wishes to you all for a very happy New Year!! The celebration of ... Lea más

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**Journal entry is three different pages, look on bottom left for page number...thank you so very much for reading!**Dear Friends and Family,Happy Birthday Marines and ... Lea más

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This year Eric and Dad were joined by friend Matt Keil from Denver, Colorado. Matt was also injured in Iraq and we have gotten to know Matt and his wife Tracy as they were ... Lea más

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After the awe of the supersized gym the group then headed out onto the field where they visited with the keeper of the turf learned what it takes to maintain the grass ... Lea más

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Dear Family and Friends,A detailed update will be posted later on, but in the meantime I wanted to let you know that Eric, Mom and Dad are in New York this evening at the ... Lea más

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**New photos posted**Dear Family and Friends,Eric’s Alive Day was a gorgeous day; he thoroughly enjoyed fishing at Fort Macon beach and celebratory dinner afterward. He ... Lea más

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