Injured Idaho soldier gets national attention
The (Twin Falls, Idaho) Times-News
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A local soldier who was severely wounded while serving in Afghanistan has been getting some national attention lately.
Terrence "Bo" Jones was interviewed for an in-depth piece by News21 (part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education). The story was part of a series called Back Home: The Enduring Battles Facing Post-9/11 Veterans.
The story is about the rising costs of health care for veterans.
In the story, Bo talks about his injuries, recovery and what he hopes for the future.
"When Jones finishes rehab, he plans to move home to Idaho, go to college and open his own shop doing custom cars and motorcycles. But in Idaho, Jones won’t be near a polytrauma center anymore.
"One of the most rural veteran populations in the country is served by the Reno, Nev., VA hospital, said Darin Farr, the hospital’s public affairs officer. 'We’re actually considered frontier,' he said."
The story is a great read, looking at Bo and other recovering soldiers, along with videos and photos.
Earlier this year, Bo was featured on a hunting show on the Outdoor Channel called Hank Parker's Flesh & Blood. The episode is "Honoring our Wounded Warriors."
I've been following Bo's story -- and writing about him -- from the day his father, Tim Jones, showed up at our office the day Bo was injured to tell us what happened. It's great to see how far he's come and that he's getting recognized all over the country.