Troy Jenkins, son of Darrel and Stephanie Jenkins of Payson, was seriously injured in Afghanistan on June 13.
Troy is a 2006 graduate of Payson High School. He was on his fifth tour with the 1st Ranger BN when his team was in the process of establishing an observation post.
Troy was radioing in their position for air support when a buried explosive device was detonated right next to him.
He sustained serious wounds to his back and shrapnel wounds all down his right side. He is in an Army hospital in Ft. Gordon, Ga. and has gone through lots of surgeries, but he is in good spirits and is improving every day, says Jenkins family members.
“He will have to go through skin graphing to cover back wounds in coming weeks. With the help of a body brace and cane, he is able to walk for short distances. He and his wife Holly are expecting their first baby in December. Troy has a long rehabilitation to go through, but with the Lord’s help he will make it. We are so grateful for his life being spared,” Stephanie Jenkins said.
“We would like to express our appreciation to Payson, and well wishers all over Arizona for prayers, cards, letters and packages sent to him. We know that the prayers were much needed and we can’t express our love and appreciation to you all,” said Jenkins family members.
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