Latest on Injured 875th Soldiers

January 4, 2006 - Posted at 5:00 p.m. CST

JONESBORO-We are told that those three soldiers of the 875th injured in Iraq are recovering in a hospital in Germany today and are all in stable condition and doing well.

26 year old Reddi Parker of Jonesboro lost part of his foot in the explosion, while 26 year old Austin Phillips of Black Rock and another unidentified soldier suffered numerous shrapnel wounds to the upper portions of their bodies.

We are also told that due to military law and for protection of the families, the name of that third soldier will only be released at his own discretion.

New information tells us that the soldiers were in a convoy of four vehicles cleaning the streets right outside of Camp Anaconda in Balad, Iraq.   That location sits about 20 miles outside of Bagdad.

We are told that the three men were in a gunner vehicle when kids throwing rocks propelled bombs into the vehicle.

One of those bombs landed on Parker's foot, causing most of his injuries.

All three soldiers should be flying home for further treatment at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. later this week.

The office of the National Guard released a statement to the media today, and at this time is unable to make any comments about the situation or the injuries.  We are told this is due to privacy concerns for the families and military rulings.

K8 News is continuing to speak with the families of these soldiers and will bring you the latest on their conditions as they become available.

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