MSP trooper, in Army Reserve, injured in attack - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

MSP trooper, in Army Reserve, injured in attack

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(06/21/12) - Michigan State Police confirm a trooper, currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, has been hurt in an attack in Afghanistan.

36-year-old Platt Weinrick, of Henderson in Shiawassee County, is in serious condition, but said to be conscious and alert.

Weinrick, assigned to the Flint Post, also serves with the 303rd Military Police Company based in Jackson, according to Post Commander Matt Bolger.

His rank is Sergeant First Class.

Weinrick's wife, Andrea Weinrick, tells ABC12 he lost his left eye, has shrapnel lodged in his skull, but no brain damage. 

Andrea says he was hit on his left side while administering first aid to fellow soldiers.

The attacked happened, Tuesday, on base.  He's currently being treated in Germany, but is expected back in the United States soon.

It's not clear if others in the 303rd unit were injured.

Their mission?

To help train the Afghan national police.

State Police confirm Weinrick started as a trooper in 2000.

Weinrick has three, young children.

Andrea says he joined the military right out of high school, was in the Navy for four years before becoming a trooper.

ABC 12 has learned Weinrick serves in that company with other state police, some of whom ABC12 has profiled in the past.





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