Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Carson soldier among injured in parade crash

Nov. 24, 2012 - 12:48PM   |   Last Updated: Nov. 24, 2012 - 12:48PM  |  
  • Filed Under

More on parade tragedy

11/20: Driver in Texas parade crash an Army veteran
11/16: War heroes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Fort Carson soldier says he's been unable to walk since he was injured when a train struck a veterans parade float in Texas.

http://www.gazette.com/articles/midland-147653-soldier-carson.html">The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Friday that 31-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Richard Sanchez Jr. expects to return to Colorado next week.

Sanchez says he still has feeling in the lower part of his legs and hopes he'll be able to walk again.

He plans to seek treatment at Craig Hospital in Englewood, which specializes in spinal cord injuries.

Sanchez is part of the Warrior Transition Battalion at the post outside Colorado Springs. He was shot in the elbow in Afghanistan.

Four people were killed and 15 were injured, including Sanchez, when the train struck the float in Midland, Texas, on Nov. 15.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

Looking for reservists
Manning crisis means huge perks for active-duty soldiers

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook