JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state lawmaker stationed in Iraq was wounded by a sniper, the governor's office and lawmakers said Friday. ... Brown, a staff sergeant in the Army Reserve, was deployed in March for a one-year tour and has been serving as a civil affairs specialist, helping build roads, bridges, hospitals and schools. In 2000 he served in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Brown, a Platte City Republican, was first elected in 2002 to represent the state House district just north of Kansas City.
I'll bet his constituents are proud of him. I hope he's okay; the word is that he was shot in the lung.