Wounded State Lawmaker Returns to Iraq

1 decade 2 years 2 weeks ago Friday, November 24 2006 Nov 24, 2006 Friday, November 24, 2006 8:37:25 PM CST November 24, 2006 in News
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KANSAS CITY - Platte City Republican Rep. Jason Brown, who was shot in the lung while serving in Iraq, left for Baghdad on Friday after recovering for 6 weeks at home from his wound. The bullet is still in his left lung because doctors told him surgery to remove it would cause unnecessary trauma. An Army Reserve staff sergeant, Brown said he expects to complete his one-year tour in Iraq as a civil affairs specialist next March. Brown was re-elected earlier this month, defeating Missouri Air National Guard member Jared Welch in Missouri's 30th District.

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