Magician Soldier Severely Injured in Iraq

 

 

Lt. Ed Salau

The News Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, reports amateur magician Lt. Ed Salau was severely injured during a patrol in the Iraqi town of Tuz Kharmatu.  Lt. Salau is a member of N.C. Army National Guard’s 30th Heavy Separate Brigade.

 

Before leaving for Iraq last winter, Lt. Salau promised his two children he would return and they would again share favorite activities.  He told his 11-year-old son Ethan he would play soccer and promised his 13-year-old daughter Kelli that he would take ballroom dancing classes with her.  On Monday, he lost his leg when three rocket propelled grenades hit his vehicle during patrol. 

 

In an article published this October, Lt. Salau called his work in Iraq ?the best job in the army? and told reporters that he carried his magic tricks in his pocket to befriend the Iraqi children he encountered. 

 

Lt. Salau?s wife, Terri, told reporters that her husband was transported to Germany for surgery.  He called his wife Tuesday, after his operation.  Ms. Salau said, “He was still pretty drugged up, but he sounded good and pretty positive. He said to tell Ethan that even though he only had one leg, he would still kick his butt in soccer. And he said to tell Kelli to count on those dancing lessons,  that he was still going to dance.”

 

We keep Lt. Salau, his family in our prayers. 

 

You can read the full article here.

 

 

Lt. Ed Salau

The News Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, reports amateur magician Lt. Ed Salau was severely injured during a patrol in the Iraqi town of Tuz Kharmatu.  Lt. Salau is a member of N.C. Army National Guard’s 30th Heavy Separate Brigade.

 

Before leaving for Iraq last winter, Lt. Salau promised his two children he would return and they would again share favorite activities.  He told his 11-year-old son Ethan he would play soccer and promised his 13-year-old daughter Kelli that he would take ballroom dancing classes with her.  On Monday, he lost his leg when three rocket propelled grenades hit his vehicle during patrol. 

 

In an article published this October, Lt. Salau called his work in Iraq ?the best job in the army? and told reporters that he carried his magic tricks in his pocket to befriend the Iraqi children he encountered. 

 

Lt. Salau?s wife, Terri, told reporters that her husband was transported to Germany for surgery.  He called his wife Tuesday, after his operation.  Ms. Salau said, “He was still pretty drugged up, but he sounded good and pretty positive. He said to tell Ethan that even though he only had one leg, he would still kick his butt in soccer. And he said to tell Kelli to count on those dancing lessons,  that he was still going to dance.”

 

We keep Lt. Salau, his family in our prayers. 

 

You can read the full article here.

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