The computer that saved the Soldier’s back, and the helmet that saved his life
Ilda Laboy, mother of Spc. Nicolas Laboy, U.S. Army Reserve information technology specialist for the 416th Theater Engineer Command, holds several cards and letters they received after Laboy was in a motorcycle accident three months earlier. Laboy is expected to walk again after three more months of physical therapy. During his accident, Laboy broke his right leg, received a third-degree burn in his left thigh, severed his kidney and liver, fractured his lower spine and his right shoulder, and suffered internal bleeding in his brain. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)