A soldier from Jonesville is own his way to a hospital in Germany after losing both of his legs to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan.
Deborah Scarborough said her son, Pfc. Kevin Brewington, was severely wounded just after midnight Thursday while on “dismounted patrol” in Kandahar Province.
“He has sustained injuries from a pressure plate IED he stepped on,” Scarborough said in a telephone interview Thurday night. “They listed it as a bilateral above the knee amputation on both legs. He has injuries to his right arm. They may have to amputate, but right now they’re trying to save it. His right eye is injured, they’re trying to save it, too.”
Scarborough said her son was initially taken to the Kandahar Airfield Roll 3 Hospital, but was scheduled to be airlifted to a hospital in Germany today. She said the Army is making arrangements for her and Brewington’s father, Fred “Fuzz” Brewington, to travel to Germany to be with their son.
Brewington, 21, joined the Army in April 2010 and graduated from training at Fort Benning, Ga., on July 23 of that year. He was then deployed on Aug. 6, 2010 to Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska, as a member of the 1-5 Infantry Unit of the 1/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
Scarborough said her son and his unit were sent to Afghanistan on April 21 for what was to be a year’s deployment. She said he came home for a visit in July.
As she waits for more news and prepares to go be at her son’s side, Scarborough asked the public to pray for him.
“Please, all prayers are needed,” she said.