11/18/2004

Yahoo! News - Injured Marine's Brother Granted Leave

Yahoo! News - Injured Marine's Brother Granted Leave: "HARTFORD, Conn. - U.S. military officials granted an emergency leave to a Marine fighting in Iraq (news - web sites) whose brother was seriously wounded in the assault on Fallujah and who now is hospitalized in the United States. Rep. John Larson (news, bio, voting record), D-Conn., said he confirmed the leave with the Marines on Thursday.



Kevin Johnston's parents had gone to Larson and Connecticut's senators seeking the emergency leave after his brother, Brian, lost his right arm and most of his right leg in an explosion Nov. 9, the second day of the effort to take Fallujah from insurgents.

Kevin Johnston, 20, has remained in Fallujah with a different Marine uni"

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