By Renee Nadeau Algarin | Boston Herald | BostonHerald.com | May 29, 2011
A Princeton Marine seriously injured in Afghanistan made his first trip home in nearly six months just in time to be honored in his hometownâ€™s Memorial Day parade.
â€œItâ€™s been long awaited. Being home is a very far-fetched idea when youâ€™re in the hospital going through surgery almost every day,â€ said Evan Reichenthal, 20. The Marine lance corporal had been in Marjah, Afghanistan, for only six weeks when he was injured by an improvised explosive device while on a foot patrol. He remained conscious as he was thrown 20 feet, suffering injuries that cost him his right leg as well as causing burns, ligament damage and severe nerve damage. Read the rest of this entry »