By PHYLLIS BOOTH | The Landmark | Landmark.com | May 12, 2011
Princeton resident Evan Reichenthal lost 26 pints of blood, and part of his right leg from the knee down. His left leg had torn ligaments and burns from the blast from an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) while on foot patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan in January. That blast blew out his right elbow, leaving him with severe nerve damage.
But Evan has set a goal for himself through the trauma â€“walk into the June 4 Wachusett Regional High School graduation to see his best friendâ€™s sister graduate. Heâ€™s also been invited to be in the Memorial Day parade in Princeton.
His injuries came in the blink of an eye. Read the rest of this entry »