Update: Injured Marine Now In Maryland, Recovering

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s good news to report from the family of a local Marine who was injured in Afghanistan last month.

Lance Corporal Kendall Bane is now back in the United States, recovering at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.  He was flown there on Friday.

Bane’s family drove up to see him, and his mother, Suzy Bane, say the doctors and nurses are taking very good care of him.  The family lives in Huntsville.

LCpl. Bane, 19, has had several surgeries, but is in good spirits and could move out of critical care very soon.  He is also able to communicate with his caretakers and family.

“All are pleased with his progress and have reassured us and him that everything is fixable and recoverable,” said Suzy Bane.  “It will just be a long recovery.”

LCpl. Bane was shot several times September 20 in a “green-on-blue” attack near Camp Hansen in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.  In the attack, rogue Afghan forces mimicked Allied forces and then opened fire on the Marine command post.  Another Marine was also hurt, but not as seriously as Bane.

Suzy Bane said she and the family are grateful for the support and prayers from the community.

“Everyone here is taking good care of Kendall and us,” she said.  “We feel the love and support of everyone’s prayers and are seeing the answers in action.  We are so blessed.”