A Marine from Dothan was seriously injured when the Humvee he was driving in Iraq struck an explosive device, killing three other Marines.
Lance Cpl. Adam McDuffie sustained a severe arm injury during the combat operations in the Al Anbar province in northern Iraq on Sunday. The extent of his other injuries are unknown.
McDuffie, a 2003 graduate of Northview High School, might have been saved by his protective gear, according to information provided by the U.S. Marine Corps. He was reportedly wearing a newly issued Kevlar helmet, flak jacket with front and side protective plates, ballistic goggles, special gloves and throat and groin protector.
McDuffie was transported to Al Asad Surgical in Iraq, then was apparently transferred to Germany for more surgery.