My neighbors' son, Ryan Hallberg, has been stationed over in Iraq. 2 days ago, their hummer was hit by a roadside bomb, and flipped, and as the gunner, Ryan was hit the hardest. He is alive, but he may lose his left leg. How far up, I am not sure, as I didn't get the details. I have known Ryan and his family for 20 years, as they moved in across from my house (formerly my grandparents') on my 5th birthday, and their oldest daughter graduated the year before me in HS. My uncle Bob works with Ryan's dad and he called and let us know that Tom & Conni (Ryan's mom & dad) have taken a red-eye flight to Germany, where Ryan has just come out of a 7 hour surgery to repair the several breaks in his leg, in order to try to save it. Tim and I have been asked to care for their cat and watch the house until they get home, which may not be for a while. Ryan is likely to be flown to Virginia for the rest of his recovery. Just thought I would let everyone here know, as many here know someone over there. Ryan is ok, it is just his leg that may not be, but at least he is still alive.