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U.S. Soldier Suffered Near-Fatal Head Wound In Iraq And Family Was Instrumental In His Recovery

First Posted: 10/13/11 01:16 PM ET Updated: 12/13/11 05:12 AM ET

Last January, on a dusty parade ground in Mosul, Iraq, Army Sgt. Robert Fierro was shot in the head.

An Iraqi soldier, part of a battalion being trained by American troops, had broken ranks and opened fire. As Fierro and others scrambled, a bullet struck him just beneath his helmet, crushing the right side of his skull. The tall, muscular 33-year-old collapsed to the ground, limp and almost lifeless.

Read the rest of the story about how his wife and young sons dealt with this tragic turn here.

For Parts I, II and III of our 'Beyond the Battlefield' series, click here.

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Filed by Andrew Tavani  |