A soldier from Union County has been critically injured in Afghanistan.
Jonesville native U.S. Army Pfc. Kevin Brewington, 21, stepped on an improvised explosive device just after midnight local time on Thursday. He serves with the 1/25 Special Brigade Combat Team, attached to the 1/25 Strykers out of Alaska. This is his first tour of duty.
Brewington’s family said he lost both of his legs and has severe shrapnel damage in his right arm and eye. He is currently in a medically-induced coma at Kandahar Air Field Roll 3 Hospital. He will be airlifted, when possible, to a hospital at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
Brewington’s brother Michael Brewington said the family has been receiving updates on Kevin Brewington’s condition by calling a phone number provided by the Army. They are asking for urgent prayers on his behalf.
The Army is making arrangements for his father, Fred “Fuzz” Brewington, and his mother, Deborah Scarborough, to be flown to Germany to be with him.
Scarborough offered a brief statement, “I want you to know that Kevin is a good son and a friend to all. He is a good soldier who loves his country and we ask everyone to offer prayer on Kevin’s behalf.”
Union affiliate WBCU-AM contributed to this article.