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Lance Cpl Alex Juedes was wounded in Afghanistan. Please join me in support of him and his family during the recovery process.

He was raised by a military family so joining the Marine Corps was an easy decision.  His father is a Marine and his grandfather a retired Naval Officer. This was his first tour in Afghanistan and likely his last.

Lance Cpl Alex Juedes was wounded during a patrol in Mid-January.  He lost most of his right hand, suffered a severly broken arm and shrapnel tore his femoral artery.  Alex was extremely lucky to have lived through this event and credits Corpsman Jacob Schlauder for saving his life by applying a tourniquet to his leg.  After he returned to base, he was flown to Germany so they could stabilize him and prepare him for the flight back Stateside.  Alex was flown into Maryland where he was admitted into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to undergo surgery on his hand and broken arm.

His surgeries went well and Alex is in good spirits.  After being awarded the Purple Heart by the Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos, Alex expressed his sentiments on his situation: "I just don't have much of a right hand anymore.  I know I'm different.  I know things will be different but I'm still me."

He still has surgeries to undergo as the doctors attempt to mend the skin damaged on his arm and hand.  They hope to limit the damage caused by the RPG and be able to maintain normal use of his right arm and leg.

Any support of this hometown hero will be greatly appreciated by his friends, family and Alex himself.  He really is a humble, gracious kid and deserves any help we can give him.

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