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Andy Boos

Park Rapids soldier injured in attack now back in U.S.

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A Park Rapids man seriously injured last weekend in an attack on a coalition base in Afghanistan is back in the U.S.

Andy Boos, 20, a 2009 graduate of Park Rapids Area High School, suffered a lacerated spleen, broken tailbone, a cracked pelvis and numerous shrapnel wounds when the building he was in collapsed, his mother Jolene said.

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But his most serious injury is a hematoma on his backside that has already undergone two surgeries and likely will require more, she said.

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