Washington, DC - May 17, 2011 - Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement after officials reported that Pvt. 2 Alexander Meyer, an Iowa National Guard soldier from Ainsworth, was wounded by gunfire in Afghanistan:

"My thoughts and prayers go out to Alexander and his family. As he begins his recovery in Germany, I hope he knows we're all pulling for him. This has been a very difficult time for all Iowans and the entire National Guard family. My heart goes out to all these brave young men and women and their families."


Three Iowans were killed in Afghanistan in April.


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