Skip to comments.Wounded Warrior - PFC Justin Lansford [Update at #13, 84, #129 #148 & #160]
Posted on 05/01/2012 3:52:13 AM PDT by nevergoreEdited on 05/01/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Earlier this past week you may have heard on Glenn Becks radio show Michelle Bachman recounted a story that last Sunday (April 22nd) she was in Afghanistan and stood over a young man who had just lost his left leg in an IED attack.
Let me tell you the rest of the story, that young man had to be PFC. Justin Lansford, (22 years old) whose vehicle was hit by a IED earlier that day. Justin is a close and personal friend of my family, having known him since he was about 14 years old.
He steady dated my daughter through High School and went to all the proms and dances with her. He was an accomplished High School athlete (football) for Brookwood High School here in Georgia. She was his sponsor at his Confirmation. We have been blessed to know him.
As writing this, Justin is fighting for his life at a hospital in Germany. He lost his left leg just above the knee, his spleen was removed, lacerated liver, multiple broken ribs, two fractured femurs, punctured lung and fractured spine. With all that, he still is a fighter and refuses to succumb.
This past Friday, he was to be transferred to Walter Reed but unfortunately has developed A.R.D.S and pneumonia. He remains in a medically induced coma in Germany where doctors now have requested his parents come. They are now there as of this past Saturday.
He is now in the hands of the doctors and God.
Thank you for the update.
Each night Justin will be in my prayers as I ask our Heavenly Father, his Son, and the Holy Spirit to hold him close, to give him hope and courage and endurance as they heal him, and that they give comfort and faith to his family and loved ones.
Safe journey Vision. We’ve found one.
Star pinging you to this prayer concern.
Two or more AMEN.
I just got word from guy who was with Justin about what happened. Justin had gotten out of the vehicle a few minutes before the incident. A bad guy ......300 meters away detonated the IED which exploded under the rear axle of the MRAP. The vehicle flipped rolling over on Justin and pinning his legs under the MRAP and his back pinned against the .50 cal machine gun. He was conscious most of the time but started going into shock. It a long time to get the HEAVE vehicle off of him so they could medivac Justin to the Field Hospital."
Prayers ascending and will continue.
Lordy I hate reading these stories. :(
Prayers, lots of prayers for Jason, his family and friends.
Prayers lifted for Justin and his Family.
Prayers being sent.
Just read the story for first time, I do not know Justin but his situation touched me, so unfair! God Bless this young man, do a miracle for him, his family in Jesus Precious Name AMEN
Praying hard for Justin.
Prayers continuing, for strength and comfort for Justin and all who love and care for him. Dear Lord, please help this young man to stabilize, so that he may make the flight home, to heal in the loving arms of his family and friends.
Heavenly Father, please hear our humble prayers.
Bump for an update at 84.
Thank you nevergore.
And they agonize over the deaths of Afgans when our troops crack...
Bring our troops home and Neutron the whole place!
Prayers up for Justin and his family. May he heal quickly and rehab well. Amen.
Prayers for Justin... prayers for his family and loved ones...
This Army mom is praying for PFC Lansford- and have notified my son - he will pray for him as well.
Lots of prayers being said for Justin.
Thank you from our hearts, for the update, new information, dearest nevergore.
Urgent prayers continue.
Lord, hear our prayers.