Monday, May 20, 2013
Lt. Gov. Chief of Staff's Son Injured in Afghanistan
Alaska's Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell's chief of staff David Stone's son Brandon Stone a Lt. in the Navy lost a foot to a IED in Afghanistan while on patrol.
27-year-old Brandon David Stone is the son of Lt.Governor Meade Treadwell's chief of staff, David Stone and was injured in Afghanistan Saturday.
Stone, a Lt. Navy SEAL was on patrol in the Helmand province when he was injured. Stone was leading 19 other sailors and a group of Afghani troops when he stepped on an improvised explosive device or IED losing a foot. Stone also sustained additional injuries to his upper body. According to a press release, none of the other troops in his unit were injured in the explosion. Stones picture was put up on the lieutenant governor's website Saturday.
Other Alaska troops are set to leave for Afghanistan soon. The first stryker brigade, stationed at Fort Wainwright held an official deployment ceremony in Fairbanks this week. The entire brigade, over five thousand troops are heading to Afghanistan throughout the rest of the month for a one-year deployment in support of operation enduring freedom.