Boise Community Welcomes Home Local Hero Wounded in Afghanistan


Boise, ID – It has been seven months since Boise native Marine Sgt Thomas Linville was injured in Afghanistan. On Thursday, August 25, the Boise community will be welcoming him home for the first time with a party to show their thanks for his service to our country. Since his injury Sgt Linville has been recovering in San Diego, California. The homecoming will take place at The Lift Bar and Grill in Boise. During the festivities, family members and friends will be hosting a fundraiser to raise support for all those who serve with proceeds being donated to the Semper Fi Fund.

Marine Sgt. Thomas ‘Charlie’ Linville served as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. In January of 2011, during his second tour of duty, Linville was severely wounded when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated near him. He was airlifted out of Afghanistan to the United States where he received extensive treatment for his injuries. Sgt Linville has received several surgeries on his right foot and right hand, with two fingers being amputated. He is also being treated for minor traumatic brain injury.

Sgt Linville will be accompanied home by his wife Mandi, and his two young daughters, Taylor and Dyllan.

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