Guam Sailor Survives, But Wounded, In Afghan IED Attack

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Guam-A serviceman from Guam is reportedly the only person who survived an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan last week Friday, October 15.

According to Sinajana Resident Edgar Librando, his son Navy Corpsman Stephen Librando, was in Afghanistan less than a month when he and the platoon of marines he was attached to came across the IED. Librando says he got word from the Navy that his 22 year old son survived the explosion, but needed multiple surgeries for the wounds he received. The extent of his injuries is not known.

“He miraculously survived the explosion, all the others, there were two medics in his platoon” said Librando. “The other medic was unfortunate enough and he was so fortunate that he survived. According to news reports in Camp Pendleton, there were 10 casualties in their unit.”

Librando is flying out with his family tomorrow to meet his son in Maryland. He is asking for the community’s continued prayers as his son undergoes surgery.

The 22 year old sailor is a 2008 graduate of George Washington High School and was known for his break dancing skills. Librando is stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. This was his first deployment.