By Bruce Coulter | Wicked Local| Wickedlocal.com | September 16, 2011
Maynard — Kevin Chambers has been in the Marine Corps for five years. At his choosing, he was sworn in on Sept. 11, 2006 and left for boot camp at Parris Island, S.C.
As could be expected, Chambers was deployed to Afghanistan, in Helmand Province, from August 2008 to April 2009.
Kevin, who has been home since June 1, said he was diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of repeated exposure to IED (improvised explosive devices) blasts while in Afghanistan with Alpha Co., Second Combat Engineer Battalion. He was part of the unit’s road clearance platoon.
“We were constantly out on the road looking for IEDs. We’d clear the road ahead of everybody else,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »