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Albany Guardsman wounded

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany National Guardsman is recovering from wounds he suffered in Afghanistan last week.

Medic Specialist Charles Benson of Albany suffered wounds to his hands and legs Wednesday.

According to reports, Benson and other members of the 48th Brigade and the California National Guard were on patrol in an area south of Kabul, when they were involved in a fire fight. Benson and two other soldiers were wounded.

Benson's wounds are not life threatening, but he was transferred to a Medical Facility in Germany, and now is in en route back to a hospital in the United States.


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