Chief Warrant Officer 4 Garrett Illerbrunn, wounded in a drone attack in Iraq on Christmas Day, is expected to return to the U.S. for further medical treatment soon, according to his family. Illerbrunn, currently in a coma but responding to stimuli, was injured by shrapnel to the head during the attack. He is being treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and is in stable condition.
- Illerbrunn was critically injured by shrapnel in a drone attack on Christmas in Iraq.
- He is currently in a coma at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, responding to stimuli and breathing independently.
- The attack, claimed by Iranian-backed militias, also wounded two other soldiers.
Illerbrunn’s wife, Lorna, reported that while his recovery is progressing, his return to the U.S. is pending medical clearance. The family has been in regular contact with medical staff at both Landstuhl and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. A GoFundMe page set up for Illerbrunn has raised over $77,000 to support the family during this challenging time, as they prepare for his continued care and frequent travels to Walter Reed for treatment.