US Army Nurse Reunites With 10-Year-Old Afghanistan War Victims In LA

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A U.S. Army nurse was reunited Friday with two 10-year-old war victims that she saved while serving in Afghanistan.

Lynette Fisher-Austin, known as Captain Sam, flew from Maryland to Los Angeles to meet with Abdul and Shah Bibi Tarakhail for the first time in nearly two years.

In July 2013, a rocket blast landed in the back yard of a remote village in Afghanistan, which injured Abdul, who was 8 at the time, while he gardened with his brother, sister and father. His brother was killed in the incident.

Abdul lost his right leg from the hip down, shattered his left leg, lost parts of his genital area and sustained injuries throughout his body from shrapnel.

Shah Bibi, also 8 at the time, lost her an arm and an eye to a bomb that killed her playmates.

“They were in this situation that is just beyond…

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