British Columbia

Wounded B.C. soldier arrives home

The 41-year-old reserve army officer badly injured in Afghanistan has been flown back to Vancouver aboard an air ambulance from a military hospital in Germany.

The 41-year-old reserve army officer badly injured in Afghanistan has been flown back to Vancouver aboard an air ambulance from a military hospital in Germany.



Capt. Trevor Greene (CP Photo/HO, DND)

Capt. Trevor Greene was attacked by an axe-wielding man while meeting with elders in an Afghan village earlier this month.

He suffered a severe head wound, and remains in medically-induced coma. He is listed in serious but stable condition.

His father, Richard Greene, said his son has been showing signs of improvement, including opening and blinking his eyes, and moving his legs.

"That apparently has some significance, and we believe it (does.) We're confident he'll recover completely," said Greene, who had been at his son's beside in Germany, reading and talking to him.

"He just received great care, from the U.S. doctors as well as our Canadian doctors. So we're real pleased with his progress, and we're confident that will continue."

The commanding officer of Greene's regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders, says they're looking forward to taking care of one of their own.

"We're happy that we can get him home, to do our mission to support him in his recovery, and to support his family," said Lt.-Col. Rob Roy MacKenzie.

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