Capt. D.J. Skelton, the Army's Most Seriously Wounded Commander, Returns to Combat

Capt. D.J. Skelton was blown up the night of Nov. 6, 2004. Skelton, who was then a lieutenant, and his platoon had just arrived in Fallujah at a time when the city was the hottest battlefield in Iraq. Around 11 p.m., Skelton received a radio report from a patrol that had spotted something suspicious. After reports of explosions, Skelton told the team to wait where it was until he and another squad could get there in a Stryker armored vehicle. As they moved closer to the location, Skelton...Full Story
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