A Bath man is reported in stable condition at the U.S. Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany after the vehicle he was in was destroyed early Monday morning by a homemade bomb in the Konar Province of Afghanistan.

A Bath man is reported in stable condition at the U.S. Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany after the vehicle he was in was destroyed early Monday morning by a homemade bomb in the Konar Province of Afghanistan.
Sgt. Brent Nadjadi, 22, sustained multiple fractures in both legs and feet, crushed vertebrae, a broken spine and a broken jaw during the incident, according to his mother, Karen Causer, of Bath.
Causer said a military spokesman told her Nadjadi was conducting a routine clearance patrol in the Darah-Ye-Pech district when his vehicle crossed over a 100-pound homemade bomb.
The explosion injured all four passengers, with Nadjadi  — who was sitting in the backseat – suffering the most severe fractures, Causer said.
A second passenger in the backseat, Staff Sgt. Justin Reif, of Ohio sustained a broken back and fractured ribs, according to a news report.
The other two men were in the front seat and suffered minor injuries. Both returned to their unit, Causer said.
Nadjadi was flown to Germany for initial treatment and is expected to arrive at Andrews Air Force Base this weekend. From there, he will be flown to Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. or Womack Army Hospital, near his unit’s home base in Fort Bragg, N.C.
Najadi’s twin brother, Derick, was stationed in Iraq but is now the U.S., after completing his tour of duty there.
A 2006 Haverling High School graduate, Nadjadi had returned to his 27th Engineering Army Unit just two days before he was injured, Causer said. He had expected to return stateside in November.
Causer spoke to her son, shortly after he was operated on at Landstuhl.
“He said, ‘Mom, I think my deployment may be up,’” she said. “I said, ‘Honey, there’s no thinking about it. It is.’”