Soldiers Injured by IED

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According to guard officials, a Mississippi Army National Guard soldier lost both legs and three other soldiers were injured when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

The soldiers are: Spc. David W. Yancey of Ripley; Specialist William E. Brooks of Southaven; Sgt. Leonard A. Casper, Jr., of Myrtle; and Sgt. 1st Class Wyman C. Floyd of Hattiesburg.

The men are all members of the 155th Brigade Combat Team.

"Right now he is in critical but stable condition. He had both legs amputated below the knee," said Carolyn Brooks in an interview about her son, William.

Brooks said the four soldiers were in the same vehicle Tuesday near Baghdad when the explosion occurred.

Yancey and Brooks were transported to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for further treatment. No further details of Yancey's condition were released. Floyd and Casper were expected to return to duty this week.