FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2014) — FOX 17 learned a Greenville High School graduate was one of the soldiers seriously injured in a training accident at Fort Bragg in North Carolina Friday.
His wife Michelle told us Sgt. Cory Muzzy’s right leg was amputated, along with his left big toe. He also suffered a fractured forearm, brain bleeding, and blindness in both eyes.
The accident killed one paratrooper and seriously injured two others.
Michelle shared on Sunday a photo of her husband in his hospital bed. Sgt. Muzzy is now breathing on his own without a ventilator and is able to see some light and movement in each eye. He is now able to eat ice chips and seems to be in good spirits.
An online fund has been set up to help the Muzzy family with expenses.
From Michelle Muzzy on Sunday night: “Cory is really enjoying his visitors and has fun joking around with them. His throat is sore and he is tired so he’s just relaxing and listening to the NASCAR race on the TV.
“Tomorrow he is having surgery on his arm, they are removing debris and shrap metal and may or may not repair the break just have to see how things go. They will also be taking a look at his legs and may do a little work on the right stump to clean it up some.
“As of right now they are just kinda keeping an eye on the remaining foot. I also just found out his c6 vertebra is fractures so he will be in the neck brace he hates so much for a good amount of time.”