A US Marine K-9 handler was reportedly severely wounded in Iraq just before New Year’s Eve, according to crowdfunding sources aimed at aiding his family.
SSG Patrick Maloney was reportedly on his fifth combat tour with the United States Marine Corps when he was “critically wounded” on December 30 of last year.
While the “Help wounded Marine and his family” account reported the incident when established on December 31, it did not give any specifics on exactly where or how he was wounded.
An acquaintance with the Maloney’s family told Marine Corps Times that Maloney suffered a head injury, which has hindered his ability to speak but is not severe enough that he cannot breathe on his own.
Maloney’s wife, Miranda, has declined to comment on the situation.
The crowdfunding account has raised $12,421 as of Tuesday, still short of the $15k goal that “will be used to offset any expenses accrued during Patrick’s long road to recovery,” according to the page.
A spokesperson for the anti-ISIS campaign Operation Inherent Resolve declined to comment on the matter, citing that “It is our policy not to release information on coalition wounded.”
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