Washington – The Pentagon reports another jump in the number of traumatic brain injuries to American troops injured in Iran’s missile attacks in Iraq last month. Now more than 100 have been diagnosed and 21 have been repatriated to the United States for treatment.
CBS News spoke with Sergeant First Class Dane Caswasser a few days after the attack. The description of what happened helps explain why the number of soldiers suffering from Confusion-National Symptoms is increasing. He was in the back of a truck driving a drone at that time.
“The truck I was on actually went up and down on two wheels,” said Kavasagar.
President Trump said the symptoms of what is officially called mild traumatic brain injury are not serious.
“I’ve heard they had headaches and a few other things, but I’ll say it and I can tell, it’s not too serious” “
But Kawasagar said it looks like a “shock wave” in your body. “After you hear it and then, uh, it’s a submerged feeling, like the end of your existence,” Kavasagar said.
Of the 109 identified with concussion symptoms, 76 were returned to duty.
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