US Marines: Master Sgt. Eden Pearl Dies After Battling Injuries From W

US Marines: Master Sgt. Eden Pearl Dies After Battling Injuries From War in Afghanistan for 6 Years

December 28, 2015

US Marines: Master Sgt. Eden Pearl Dies After Battling Injuries From War in Afghanistan for 6 Years

In sad U.S. military news, Marine Master Sgt. Eden Pearl died at age 40 after a six-year battle with his injures he received while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Eden Pearl was said to have been the most severely wounded service member to have fought in the Afghanistan conflict and survived.

Pearl’s family declined to comment through a spokesperson, but an open letter distributed on their behalf on Facebook said he died peacefully on Sunday in San Antonio, Tex. alongside his wife, Alicia, and their daughter, Averey.

The Marine Corps also acknowledged Pearl's death in a Facebook post on Monday night.

The Marine Corps Special Operations Command Facebook page shared the following post, "For those who knew him, his memory lives on forever. For those who didn't know him, he was a Marine Raider who refused to give in or give up. He defines Spiritus Invictus."

R.I.P. brave Marine and American hero. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Marine Eden Pearl Severely Wounded in Afghanistan

As the danger escalated that summer night in 2009, the Marines made a judgment call: They were better off leaving the Afghan village they had raided than launching a massive gun battle against a team of enemy fighters that had stumbled upon them.

Under fire, the Marines made it back to their vehicles, but as they pulled away, a roadside bomb ripped through a Humvee midway through their convoy of about eight vehicles, said several Marines who witnessed the blast. With a plume of dust and a flash of heat, the explosion launched the armored vehicle at least 30 feet into the air, killing an interpreter and the driver. All four survivors in the vehicle were severely wounded — but none more than Master Sgt. Eden Pearl, who suffered a traumatic brain injury and burns over more than 90 percent of his body.

Read more about Master Sgt. Eden Pearl here.

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