Walnut soldier injured in Afghanistan


May 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

An Iowa National Guard soldier from Walnut was injured by weapons fire while on patrol over the weekend in Afghanistan.  Guard spokesman Col. Greg Hapgood reports Specialist Dane Nelsen was wounded by enemy fire while he was part of a foot patrol in Paktia Province.

Hapgood says Nelsen was wounded, evacuated from the combat zone and is receiving medical care, but additional information concerning the extent of his injuries and condtion, was not available.

Nelsen serves with Company B, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry with the Iowa National Guard.