San Benito airman injured in Baghdad
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:58:26 GMT —
A 2009 San Benito High School graduate was critically injured in what his family has called a non-combat related injury he sustained overseas.
Junior Aguilar has been serving a tour of duty in Iraq over the last three months with the United States Air Force.
He reportedly suffered major head trauma during a fall.
Aguilar TMs wife received a call from the military Friday morning about the injury, according to a relative.
Little details of the circumstances surrounding the injury were released to her.
The military did not immediately return phone calls from Action 4 News.
Aguilar apparently suffered brain hemorrhaging and facial skull fractures, according to a relative.
Friends and family turned to his Facebook page to share their support.
One person wrote: Praying for you.
Another person said: You're a warrior.
His mother, Cyndi Gonzalez, thanked people online for their prayers.
She posted on his page: my son and ur friend will pull out of this ok. He's needed by everyone. Thank you so much. God bless him and all of you.
Aguilar has a two year old daughter with his wife.
They could be flown to Germany to be by Aguilar TMs side if he should take a turn for the worst.
Right now, he TMs listed in critical but stable condition, according to a relative.
She added how Aguilar was expected to be flown to Germany at 7 pm, Central Standard Time, if he remained in stable condition.
Aguilar is from San Benito but currently resides in San Antonio were he based out of with the Air Force.