Gamecock made excellent points about missing info, especially the convalescent leave factor. I’ll toss in another piece to the puzzle and that’s the certainly pending Line of Duty Investigation. The local command may want him kept close for that process, along with the need for continued medical treatment. Given the list of injuries, I’m surprised he could even be considered for a medical release for travel but I’m no MD. GailA, use your search engine for info on the Line of Duty Investigation process - I’ve done a couple but those were over 30 years ago.
GailA: I’m no supporter of the recently re-elected POTUS but the attempt to smear him as a part of why this soldier just can’t be taken home at .gov expense (read: your wallet and mine), that lack of logic really burns my toast. How about we try to stay on topic and reduce the unnecessary rhetoric blaming every ill on a politician we don’t like?