Posted: Jul 17, 2012 8:25 PM by MTN News
Updated: Jul 18, 2012 1:25 PM
BILLINGS The Miles City Star newspaper is reporting that a U.S. Marine from Montana was critically injured last week while serving in Afghanistan. Miles City native Lance Corporal Chris Bogner, 22, was reportedly struck by an improvised explosive device last Wednesday.
The Miles City Star reports Bogner's parents, Keith and Connie Bogner, who live in Miles City, were flown to Germany by the U.S. Marines to where their son was transported to recover from collapsed lungs, shrapnel injuries and brain swelling.
Montana's News Station reached out to the U.S. Marine Corps to confirm Bogner's status, however the service branch declined to comment due to protocol. But a Facebook page set up in support for Bogner's recovery confirms Bogner's parents are with their son overseas.
The community of Miles City and many family and friends have left their well wishes on the page. Keith Bogner's most recent update said Chris was unhooked from a lung machine and will hopefully stay stable through the night.
Click here to visit the support page for Bogner.