Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press
Published 8:27 AM EST Jan 18, 2019
Family members had told WILX-TV that a man from Michigan was among the U.S. soldiers injured in Syria after a suicide bombing at a market on Wednesday.
The station reported that U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan Turnbull of Gaylord was seriously injured during the suicide bombing, which killed 16 people — including two U.S. soldiers and two American civilians.
Turnbull was subsequently transported to a hospital in Iraq, where he underwent surgery to remove shrapnel and a shunt was placed in his head to relieve pressure. Family members also told the Lansing area TV station that the explosion has caused Turnbull to lose vision in his right eye.
The station reported Turnbull was flown to Germany on Thursday, and while he is expected survive, “his family says he has a long road ahead of him.”
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, the station reported.
Turnbull attended Kearsley High School and has a 6-year-old son, and family members told WILX-TV that while he has been living in North Carolina with his family, Turnbull was planning on retiring soon and moving back to Michigan.
Family members told WJRT-TV (ABC 12) that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Congressman Dan Kildee have reached out to show their support.
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