Posted: Aug 15, 2012 7:31 AM by Jeanelle Slade - Q2 News
Updated: Aug 15, 2012 7:31 AM
BILLINGS - A Billings Navy SEAL has been critically wounded in Afghanistan, and after 14 surgeries is recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland.
24-year-old Bo Reichenbach, a Special Operations 2 Navy SEAL was critically injured by an improvised explosive device on July 17th. His family prefers not to elaborate on his injuries, but tells Q2, Bo was awarded the Purple Heart just two days after arriving back in the U.S.
Since the injured SEAL touched down on U.S. soil, his parents Don and Crystal and his younger brother Ty (all Billings natives) have been by his side.
Don Reichenbach tells us Bo has a long road ahead of him, but he's going to land on top. He told his father, "I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me. God has me on a new path and I'm excited for this new adventure."
Reichenbach has a four year old son, named Landon who also lives in Billings. Bo's mom says the Navy SEAL community has embraced her son and their family.
Bo's father will relocate to Bethesda for the next year, as Bo undergoes extensive rehabilitation in Maryland.