Sep 22, 2004 — A National Guard soldier from Fort Edward was seriously injured over the weekend in Iraq. Private first class Chad Byrne, age 22, was wounded when a suicide bomber attacked an Army checkpoint near Samarra on Sunday. Seven American soldiers were injured in the strike. Brian Mann spoke with Chad Byrne's mother, Gail.
Note: Byrne is the second National Guard soldier from the region injured in less than a month. On August 20th, 23-year-old Ken Comstock, from Queensbury, suffered serious head injuries after a roadside bomb struck his humvee. Comstock is currently being treated at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.